As part of its relationship with Damen Shipyards, of the Netherlands, the Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark is offering the new Damen FCS 7011 fast crew supply vessel in the US market.
Developed by Damen in response to feedback from leaders in the offshore oil and gas sector, the all-aluminium monohull FCS 7011 incorporates Damen’s Sea Ax bow and a ride control system. With a speed of 40 knots, the vessel has a passenger capacity of 150. Among the features is a motion-compensating gangway for crew transfers.
The FCS 7011 will be produced at Metal Shark’s Franklin shipyard, which among its current projects is the building of a fleet of 85ft Damen-designed patrol boats under the US Navy’s Near Shore Patrol Vessel contract awarded in June.