Mexican offshore operator Naviera Integral have signed a contract for two Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 5009 with Damen Shipyards. Naviera Integral will use the new craft to serve its client PEMEX, delivering personnel and cargo from and to platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Both vessels will be operating out of Ciudad del Carmen.

The 50 m crew boats, designed with the Damen patented Sea Axe bow, are currently under construction at Damen yards in Vietnam. Delivery for the first vessel is expected in late November, with the second vessel to be handed over to Naviera Integral mid-January 2014.

AThe ship type was awarded Ship of the Year in 2009 at the Dutch Maritime Awards Gala because of the proven success of the Sea Axe bow concept, the good seakeeping in heavy weather and a proven reduction in fuel consumption of 18 per cent.

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