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    Blue Marlin set to become world's largest semi-submersible heavy lift vessel

    News // September 27, 2002
    Dockwise, the Belgian heavy lift company has confirmed that it has signed a letter of intent with Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo to enlarge the semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin, making it the largest semi-sub vessel of this type in the world.

    The Blue marlin will be widened by 21 m, thereby increasing its beam to 63m and creating a deck area of 11,227mē.

    The conversion is scheduled for the second half of 2003 and will include the installation of additional propulsion and a ballast system upgrade with the vessel's capacity increasing to 78,000dwt.

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