Dockwise Vanguard undertakes maiden voyageVessel & ROV News // February 20, 2013
Dockwise Vanguard with the Jack/St Malo production facility.
Following the compleiton of sea trials, Dockwise has confirmed the delivery of Dockwise Vanguard, its massive new semi-submersible heavy lifter.
The vessel recently left Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and has started its maiden voyage.
Dockwise Vanguard sailed to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Korea and picked-up the hull of the Jack/St Malo semi-submersible floating production facility for transportation to the US Gulf of Mexico.
"We are pleased to see Dockwise Vanguard leave the yard following delivery without a single Lost Time Incident, on schedule for its maiden trip for one of our key customers.
"We are confident that that Vanguard will rapidly earn its place in the market and has the potential to create a new market of its own," said Andre Goedee, Dockwise's CEO.