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Multi-Cat Joins Fleet at Island Shipping

9th October 2012
Multi-Cat Joins Fleet at Island Shipping

#PORTS & SHIPPING -Island Kestrel (2009/90grt) a 22m Multi-Cat, is the latest acquisition for Island Shipping, the Wicklow based marine engineering, plant and consultancy company, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The versatile shallow draft twin –screw vessel is of the Eurocarrier 2209 design built by Neptune Marine Service in The Netherlands. The vessel is equipped with powerful winches, a deck crane and fuel and water transfer systems.

Island Kestral is classified by Bureau Veritas as a I HULL MACH Special Service Multi-Purpose Vessel. This designation allows the vessel to perform an impressive and wide-range of tasks: towage (15 tonnes bollard),salvage, barge, and anchor handling, dredge support, fuel and fresh water supply; survey, sampling and dive support.

She is to be deployed to operate in the charter market in offshore construction projects, both in the renewables and marine civil sectors.

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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