Port Authority of Jamaica orders utility vessel from Damen

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJAM) for the delivery of a Utility Vessel 3911 which will support operations in the ports of the island nation.

The UV 3911 is a 39.4 x 10.8m vessel built to facilitate a crew of 12. It will feature an A-frame with a 50 tonne capability and a towing winch, remotely operable from the wheelhouse. It will be outfitted at Damen Maaskant Shipyard Stellendam in the Netherlands and its delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2021

Damen’s relationship with PAJAM goes back to the 1990s, when the port authority placed orders with Damen for two Stan Tugs 2909. This was followed, more recently, by orders for two Pilot Vessels 1605.

“It was the success of these past deliveries that made PAJAM continue its business relationship with Damen,” said PAJAM Captain Hopeton Delisser.

“Our past experiences with [Damen] have proven to be very positive. They have always demonstrated an ability to translate our requirements into reliable vessels and this has given us the confidence in their capability to deliver, once again, a vessel that meets our needs,” he added.

Alan Borde, Damen sales manager, commented, “We were very pleased to receive this order from PAJAM as it confirms their satisfaction with the previous deliveries. We enjoy a good and long-standing relationship that contributes significantly to ensuring the success of the vessels.”

Posted 2 October 2019

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