The Meercat is our 3 hulled 15.5m workboat. It has proven to be a stable platform for many of our civil and fish farm operations.
The Meercat is often used for larger projects and has previously been used as a floating platform to operate piling rigs, excavators and other such plant. Fitted with a Palfinger PK 23500M crane it is capable of lifting 1.5 tonne at 12m. The Meercat is often used for larger civil or fish farming projects where additional work space is required thanks to its 112 m2 deck area that allows for 28 tonnes to be stored on it. Thanks to its size and crane it is a versatile workboat that can be used in a variety of projects.
What Meercat Cover:
- Moorings Inspection
- Diving Support Vessel
- Fish Farm Grid Installation and Operations
- Civil Operations Support
- Offshore Wind Farm Support
- Surveying Support
- 2 x Doosan L136T producing 460 hp
- Fixed pitch propellers
- Length Overall 15.5m
- Beam 8.5m
- Draft at Full Load 0.8m at midships
- Speed Light: 8 kts
- Deck area: 112 m2
- Deck cargo 28 tonnes
- Winch: 1 x 5 tonne
- Crane: Palfinger PK 23500M 1570kg @ 12.75m
- GPS Plotter
- ICOM Vhf
- Fully heated cabin/ fully equipped galley / separate WC
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Why North West Marine
The Meercat is often used for larger projects requiring an additional amount of deck space, working area or load and a more powerful vessel. It is primarily skippered by Matt Ratcliffe who has been with the company for several years now. In that time he has worked on a variety of projects including fender replacements, dredging and much more.
The Meercat is one of the newer vessels within the company. It has allowed North West Marine to expand our area further within the Marine Civil sector thanks to its ability to accommodate larger plant on the deck and its additional working and storage areas. The Meercat has undertaken operations across the country, from the Western Isles down to Ardrossan and further.
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