Damen receives third FCS 2710 order from High Speed Transfers

Damen has received an order for a FCS 2710 fast crew supply vessel from High Speed Transfers Ltd (HST). The new vessel is planned for delivery in September and will be named HST Harri. It is the third order for a FCS 2710 from the in Swansea, Wales based crew transfer vessel operator HST.

The FCS 2710 was first launched in July 2018 and is the replacement for Damen’s successful FCS 2610. Effectively a complete redesign bringing with it a range of new capabilities and features, the FCS 2710 is capable of carrying twice as many passengers – 26 – as its predecessor and is also able to operate in wave heights of more than two metres due to an extra metre of freeboard.

The HST Harri will join the HST Hudson, delivered in July 2018 and the HST Sofia, to be delivered in March this year.

Like the HST Sofia, the HST Harri will incorporate a few small layout changes to the working areas but otherwise the original specification remains unchanged. Photo: Damen Shipyards