M.P.V. Hound Dog

The Hound Dog is a Damen built multi-purpose vessel and is the largest of our marine services fleet.  

The Hound Dog was built in Damen Shipyards in Hardinxveld, Netherlands in 1990 and originally named DMS4004 for Damen Marine Services. She was purchased and brought over from Holland by CPBS Marine Services in January 2017.  



Vessel Specification


LengthBeamMax draughtMoulded depth
at sides
25.60 m 10.06m 2.4 m 3.35m

Propulsion System

Main engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3412 B DI-TA (410kw each)
Aux engines: 2 x Caterpillar 334 (85kw each)
Crane engine: 1 x Caterpillar 3406 (156kw)
Total propulsion power: 820kw
Bollard pull: 17.2 ton

Deck Equipment

Marine knuckleboom crane: Effer 140/ 3S (140 ton/mtr, 3 extensions with 5 ton winch)
Winches: 1 x 60t and 1 x 30t
Capstan: 5t
Bow roller: 450mm
Mampaey quick release towing hook: 20t
Deck protection: timber
Hydraulic shark-jaw tow pin

Tank Capacities

Ballast tanks volume: 98m³
Fuel bunker capacity: 113.5m³
Fuel bunker pump capacity: 36m³/ hr
Fresh water capacity: 15.2m³
Fresh water bunker pump capacity: 36m³/hr
Grey tank capacity: 5m³


Wheelhouse with deck crew bench seating and skipper's desk
1 x skipper's cabin
1 x 3 berth crew cabin
Day room/ galley
Sanitary space with basin, loo and shower

Navigational Equipment

AIS: Class A
Radar: Furuno
GPS/ DGPS: Furuno
Echo sounder: Furuno
Chart plotter: Furuno
Auto pilot: Furuno
Hailer: Furuno
EPIRB: McMurdo 
VHF: 2 x fixed sailor 2048
Hand held VHF: 2 x ICOM M32
Fixed search light

Safety equipment

Emergency bilge pumps and alarms
MSA approved first aid kit
Jason’s cradle and davit retrieval arm
4 x survival suits 
4 x life rings with light and smoke pot
4 x life rings with 18 metres of line 
4 x standard life rings 
Anchor and chain 
4 x thermal protection aids 
Boat hook

Suitable for use as

Bridge survey boat, dive boat, film and camera boat, windfarm support vessel, towing, pushing, lifting, fetching, carrying, site work, marine construction support vessel, repair and all round maintenance boat.

PDF Downloads

Hound Dog Brochure and Specification 

Hound Dog General Arrangement

Hound Dog Safety Plan


"It was a tight job and we were well impressed with the quality and professionalism "

Hound Dog Multicat

Hound Dog Multicat

Hound Dog Wheelhouse

Hound Dog Wheelhouse

Crane Load Chart

Crane Load Chart

Hound Dog

Hound Dog