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Handing over of m.s. 'Tide Navigator' to FWN Tide

On the 15th of February 2011 Damen Shipyards Bergum has delivered to ForestWave Navigation their first new building vessel since 2003. With this delivery the start has been made into a new building program which brings another 8.300 tons multi purpose vessel in the Summer of 2011.

Damen Shipyards Bergum delivers the vessel from her outfitting location in the port of Harlingen, the tide Navigator and Timer Navigator will enter a service on cross Atlantic trade. The maiden voyage brings the first  vessel from Uk ports, via Antwerpen and Rotterdam to the US Eastcoast and Caribbean. Under her charter name Onego St. Petersburg the vessel left the port for be loaded with bulk products and also project cargo.

ForestWave Navigation has the aim to enter with new vessels in the trade on a environmentally friendly and durable way In close cooperation with Damen Shipyards the vessels succeeded to achieve this eco-way as close as possible. The Tide Navigator e.g. has a so-called "Green Passport" issued by the regulatory authorities. This passport describes the use of certain products used in the outfitting which may have an environmental impact upon the later use of these materials (e.g. at the breaking of the vessel at the end of her lifetime) By defining these materials used, these materials can be separated and prepared for re-use or proper waste collection in the future. The load on the environment both in production stage as well as in operation is thereby reduced.

Apart of this much attention is paid to the operation of the vessels. With easy means the crew can achieve the maximum of speed against the economical use of fuels and energy. 

On the 12th of February the vessel received her name by a elegant flow of a champagne bottle against the hull. The Godmother of the vessel is Mrs. Truus Diepeveen-Bous, the spouse on one of the directors of the shipping company.

With full tween decks fitted, and the ability to position these on 2 levels in the holds, 2 hydraulic Liebherr cranes of 40 tons each the vessel is a true multi purpose vessel, able to serve those ports not fitted with proper cargo cranes.

For Damen this is no. 3 in a series of vessels of 8.300 tons, the next vessel will be for Unisea Shipping and also for ForestWave Navigation. The last vessel in this series will be for account of a shipping company in Lemmer, delivered to her owners in late summer of 2011.


2011-02-21

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Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

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