Hull reversal of the hydrographic boat for Dunkerque Harbour

10 décembre 2021

Hull reversal day at the Merré shipyard in Nort-sur-Erdre!
The future hydrographic boat for the port of Dunkirk (15m), named Albatros, has been flipped to allow the finalization of the interior boilermaking and the installation of the superstructures.

Built upside down from the deck, aluminum hulls must be engineered to withstand maneuvering. The site design office therefore ensured that the turnaround plates and the boat's balance will allow the operation with a complete safety!

This light boat was designed by the naval architectural office E.I.R.L NEUMAN and industrialized by the shipyard. Equipped with two 130 kW engines, the cruiser is intended to carry out bottom surveys of the Dunkirk coast using its onboard sounders.

Albatros delivery is scheduled beginning of 2022.


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