Heavy lift vessels


#1

On heavy lift ships, do ABs operate the cranes. If so, how are they trained?


#2

Depends on the company and type of heavylift vessel. Derrick Barges “NO” ships maybe going from one company to the next. From my experience I’ve seen a lot of OJT training and months of shadowing a crane op before you get your hands on the sticks.


#3

Jumbo Shipping is applying modern technology to a task that take a lot of time and effort to acomplic; marking up the deck for cribbing and lashing points:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/jumbo-innovates-the-maritime-industry-billy-jean-style/
Sometime mistakes can be very costly as well, as I have experienced a few times.


#4

Boskalis (former Dockwise) hunker in more contracts for their heavy lift ships: