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    Lenac delivers cable layer, acquires dry-dock

    Yard News // June 15, 2001
    British shipping company James Fisher has taken delivery of a converted cable layer, the Oceanic Princess, from Viktor Lenac shipyard in Croatia.

    Having taken delivery of the converted vessel, she is now at work on a long-term charter with International Telecom.

    A second cable layer conversion, the Oceanic Pearl, is due to be delivered by Lenac at the end of the third quarter of 2001, and will also enter a long-term charter with International Telecom.

    The Lenac yard also reports that it has taken delivery of both halves of its new dock, which was transported to Croatia from Portland in the US in two halves, in April and in May. The dock was purchased at the end of 1999 from Bath Iron Works Corporation.

    The 226m dock consists of a total of nine pontoons and was transported to Croatia aboard the heavy lift ship Blue Marlin. Because it was too long to be transported in one piece, the first half of the dock (five pontoons) was delivered in April, followedby the second half, which arrived in mid-May.

    Now that it has taken delivery of the dock, Viktor Lenac has set about widening it from 43m to 54m. Once completed, it will be 70 per cent larger than the largest dock at the yard, and capable of dry-docking vessels of up to 140,000dwt.

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