Damen delivers first of six supply vessels
Damen Shipyards Galati has delivered the "World Diamond", the first of six platform supply vessels (PSVs), built to an entirely new design, for Norwegian offshore owner World Wide Supply. The new ship was named by its sponsor, HRH Crown Princess Margarita of Romania on 28 June, in a yard ceremony attended by 150 guests. Delivery of the new design involved extensive CAD/CAM modelling by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands and rigorous model testing at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands. The PSV 3300 is just one type of ship within the new range of Damen PSV’s. The 80.1 m long PSV 3300 has a deck load of 1,500 t that can convey crew and material to and from offshore platforms, as well as provide fire-fighting and oil pollution recovery capabilities.