Austal shipyard has delivered the Rashid Behbudov offshore crew transfer vessel to Caspian Marine Services in Azerbaijan.
Designed by Incat-Crowther, built by Austal in Australia, the 70-meter catamaran was handed over to its owners on Monday at Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle.
The vessel has been delivered less than a year after construction began in October 2015. The vessel features more than 400 square meters of cargo deck area and the ability to carry 150 passengers (plus 16 crew) 400 nautical miles at 30 knots. It features DP2 (DYNPOS-AUTR) dynamic positioning and an Ampelmann ‘walk to work’ gangway.
Austal won the A$44.5million contract to build the sister ship to CMS’ Muslim Magomayev in June 2015.