Damen Heavy Lift Delivery Service from Vietnam to Jamaica on BBC Congo
A Damen SPa 4207, the second vessel in an order of four Damen vessels for the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard, has been officially handed over at the Coast Guard quay, HMJS Cagway, Port Royal in Kingston, Jamaica.
Construction on the vessel had already begun when the global pandemic struck and the rapid spread of the virus meant that upon completion of the vessel, pandemic travel restrictions made it unfeasible to arrange a crew to deliver her on own keel since the crew would not be permitted to return to their home countries once they arrived in Jamaica.
Not to be deterred, the Damen Services vessel delivery teams worked to devise an alternative arrangement.
The vessel left Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam, not on her own keel as is usual for this model, but on board the heavy lift transport vessel BBC Congo.
Coast Guard quay, HMJS Cagway, Port Royal in Kingston, Jamaica