Dalby Acquires Oz Vessel
Dalby Offshore have acquired a high specification Damen 2610 mark 2 Twin Axe vessel from Bhagwan in Australia, where the vessel was operating since delivery in 2013.
The vessel has completed upgrade and warranty work in Damen’s yard in Ostend, Belgium where it was also renamed the ’Dalby Ribble’ registered in Whitby, Yorkshire and painted in the now Dalby red colours. Dalby crew and engineers have also received extensive training from the Damen team.
The Dalby Ribble has all the normal features you would find on a 2610, but is configured for 24 passengers, Dalby have also upgraded the vessel with a new crane and fuel transfer system.
Stuart McNiven owner and Managing Director of Dalby Offshore said: “The Dalby Ribble further enhances our growing offering to our key clients and is yet another significant milestone in Dalby’s history. The Ribble is of a very high specification and after inspecting the vessel in Singapore in February, I had no qualms about adding a 2610 to the Dalby fleet.
This is a deal in the making of over 6 months and it had been a pleasure working with the Bhagwan team and Damen in Ostend, who have made this whole process of sale and upgrade seamless. A special thanks must go to Jon Parslow from MTS/ Bhagwan in the UK for his considerable support.”
The vessel arrived in Great Yarmouth on Monday 10th August and is now completing final preparation in respect of flag requirement for the UK. The vessel is expected to be ready for full service in the coming weeks.