Two fishing vessels – Argos Georgia and Nordic Prince – will be equipped with lifesaving equipment and cranes from Palfinger Marine. This company and Harding Safety have signed a contract to provide the equipment and cranes for the vessels being built in Tersan Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey.
Each vessel will have two articulating or knuckle boom cranes, one A-frame fast rescue boat davit, and one fast rescue boat. Harding Safety, which was acquired by Palfinger in June 2016, will supply the fast rescue boats.
The cranes were sold by Marsis, Palfinger Marine’s long-time partner in Turkey. Marco Destro, Palfinger Marine sales manager for davit systems, said, “Tersan Shipyard has been a long-time customer for our cranes and davits. With the acquisition of Harding, we are now able to offer Palfinger Marine davits and Harding boats as a single package to this customer.”
The PKM 250 knuckle boom crane has a maximum outreach of 12 metres and a capacity of 2 tonnes. It is designed for general cargo handling. The PRHE 25 A-frame fast rescue boat davit offers a safe working load of 27.5 tonnes with a maximum hoisting speed of 18.8 metres/minute.
Commenting on the deal, Sebastian Wimmer, Palfinger Marine sales manager, said, “Tersan Shipyard is already a highly valued customer of Palfinger Marine cranes and our partner Marsis has really opened doors for us in the Turkish maritime industry. Being able to offer our customers even more value as supplier of complete deck equipment systems makes us proud."
The equipment will be delivered in June and July 2017.