Damen Shiprepair Curaçao (DSCu) commissioned its floating D-dock on November 22, making both of its floating docks operational.
"Following the mooring of D-dock to her moorings on Friday, November 16th, final tests were carried out and D-dock was submerged onto the equalised seabed, ready for the first visiting vessel the Jara," said a press release from the ship repair yard.
It said that the vessel is a Damen ASD Tug 3110 (L 30.82m x W 9.40m x D 4.08m) owned by Citgo Aruba.
The commissioning of the D-dock is another historic milestone for DSCu and one that the yard is extremely proud of. Only recently, on the 2nd of November, DSCu commissioned its Panamax C-dock, measuring 230 x 45 metres.
Both C and D docks arrived jointly at the Caribbean island of Curaçao on 30th April, 2018 and are part of a wider investment programme at DSCu, following its takeover by Damen in 2017.
The yard now has four drydocks, two graving and two floating docks. This offers more possibilities and flexibility for the maintenance and repair work of ships.