General – FCS
EMAR Offshore Services, the Netherlands, has bought two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2206.
With both vessels already in stock one, named E-Six, has already begun operations in Angola supporting the local oil and gas industry, and will be joined by E-Seven shortly.
The 22-metre Damen FCS 2206 is a no-nonsense and robust design with a 25m² cargo deck and the capacity to carry up to 42 personnel plus two crew at speeds of up to 32 knots. This is thanks in part to its Axe-bow design that enables it to cut through the waves.
Built in aluminium, it has a range of up to 315nm at maximum speed in its standard configuration but, with the addition of the optional extra fuel tank, E-Six and E-Seven have a range of 350nm and will be able to reach even the most remote oil and gas platforms.
Additional optional extras specified by EMAR include fire-fighting capability, secondary gensets for redundancy, and an autopilot and night vision package.