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A former Portuguese colony of northwest India on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Khambhat. It was acquired by the Portuguese in 1539 and annexed by India in 1962.


(Animals) a rare name for the hyrax, esp the Syrian rock hyrax. See hyrax See also cony2
[from Arabic damān Isrā'īl sheep of Israel]


(Placename) a coastal town in W India, the chief town of Daman and Diu. Pop: 35 743 (2001). Portuguese name: Damão



1. a district on the coast of Gujarat state in W India: part of the union territory of Daman and Diu.
2. the capital of Daman and Diu. 21,000.
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Iskes Towage & Salvage, the leading maritime service provider based in the port of IJmuiden / Amsterdam, has taken delivery of two Damen ASD Tugs 2810.
Saqr Port, part of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Ports, has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of an ASD 2913 tug.
EFU Life Assurance Ltd, Damen Support Programme and MicroEnsure Pakistan have entered into a tripartite agreement for Damen Sehat to provide financial support to lower income clients of Damen in the event of their hospitalization.
Damen Shipyards Galati (DSGa), Romanian member of Damen Shipyards Group, The Netherlands, announced it has launched its hull number 1226--the Nuclear Cargo (NCV) Vessel 1600.
Damen has signed a contract with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for the construction of 14 of its ASD Tugs to assist tankers at Kuwait's nearshore loading terminals and at new moorings further offshore.
Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has delivered five new harbour tugs to Empresa de Navegacion Caribe, a subsidiary of Cuban maritime company Grupo Empresarial de Transporte Maritimo Portuario (GEMAR).
Damen Shipyard Sharjah (DSS), a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Albwardy Marine Engineering, has entered its third year of operations.
On 4th December last year, Mr Kommer Damen, Chairman of the Damen Shipyards Group, officially opened Damens China Support Company in Shanghai.
Sharjah Ports Authority has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2411, named Al Luolo' Aya and built at Damen Shipyards Sharjah.
DAMEN has a total of 12 DAMEN Yacht Support vessels delivered or in build.
DAMEN Shipyards and its customer Sharjah Ports Authority have celebrated the keel laying of two new vessels.