Sealift/Dockwise takes delivery of semi-submersible heavy lifterVessel & ROV News // June 7, 2007
Following the recent merger with Sealift Ltd, the OTC listed company, the new heavy lift vessel Transporter has joined the fleet of Dockwise, the heavy lift company.
Transporter is the first of a series of six vessels to be converted from single hull tankers into heavy lift vessels.
These six new vessels, the last one currently scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2008, will enable Dockwise to strategically match its fleet of 22 vessels to best serve the different markets.
The vessel successfully completed its submerging test and sea trials and was delivered to the owners on May 30th 2007.
The heavy transport vessel is designed to transport high-value and complex cargoes and has a cargo carrying capacity in excess of 35,000 tonnes.
With an unobstructed deck area of 44.5m x 130m, the vessel is well suited to carry semi-submersible and jack-up drilling units as well as offshore structures.
The vessel was converted at the COSCO ship yard in Nantong, China. As the entire midsection was added, and the vessel is considered by the classification authorities to have a remaining economic life of 20 years.
Dockwise has appointed Anglo Eastern Ship Management to provide technical and crew management for the vessel.
Since the merger, Dockwise has been able to secure several contracts, building the backlog of work for the vessel.