Mackay Marine Netherlands, Selected Service Provider for Westerschelde SWATH Ferries

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Mackay Marine Netherlands secured a two-year annual inspection agreement for the SWATH vessels managed by Westerschelde Ferry, reports Mackay Accounts Manager, Martin Stentrop.

Westerschelde Ferry (a Dutch governmental organization) operates two SWATH (Small Water plain Twin Hull) vessels used in providing ferry service between Vlissingen and Breskens, NL, across the Western Scheldt River (Dutch: Westerschelde).  These ships are 37m long and 17m wide and can transport up to 186 passengers and 90 bicycles. The propulsion system is electric diesel with two 1560KW diesel engines.


These ferries are equipped with a complete A1 GMDSS configuration, AIS, gyro compass, autopilot, high-seas radar, and inland ECDIS systems. Due to their passenger vessel classification, the SWATH vessels also have a mandatory extended camera system installed.

Mackay Marine Netherlands will perform an annual checkup of all nautical systems, including the camera system. If service is required, Mackay Marine will be the preferred supplier.

Martin comments, “We are thrilled the Dutch government entrusted Mackay to ensure their ships maintain consistent quality of operation and safety.”

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