HLV ZHEN HUA 33 inbound for Rotterdam passing the SSCV THIALF:
Photo: Suzanne Neuman (c)
Photo: Jan Oosterboer (c)
She ain’t no beauty:
Presentation of vessel ZHEN HUA 33 built in 2017 (7 years old) of type Heavy Load Carrier currently sailing under the flag of China with IMO number 9808223, MMSI number 414272000. She is under the call sign BTTR. Find more about size, dwt,...
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The SEAWAY SWAN arrived from Abidjan (Ivorycoast) loaded with 10 Bourbon Units in the Singapore Strait heading for the Batam Anchorage where the units will be offloaded
Photos: Piet Sinke
Seaway Swan seen in Batam ready for offloading of the PSV BOURBON HIMALYA and the AHTSs BOURBON ASTYANAX, BOURBON LIBERTY 239, 225,221,217,237 223 233 & 248:
Photos: Piet Sinke
The BLUE MARLIN loaded with the TRANSOCEAN EQUINOX spotted in Norway
The SEAWWAY SWAN ballasted down to a draft of 20 mtr to discharge the 10 Bourbon units at the Batu Ampar Anchorage offshore Batam. (27.01.2024)
Photo: Piet Sinke
SEAWAY SWAN OFFLOADED BOURBON UNITS AT BATAM-INDONESIA
The SEAWAY SWAN offloaded the BOURBON HIMALYA, BOURBON ASTYANAX, BOURBON LIBERTY 239, 225,221,217,237 223 233 & 248 at the Batu Ampar anchorage off Batam Island.
United Faith’s HLV XIN QUN 3 was renamed SEAWAY SWAN and reflagged to Norway after delivery in 2022 from the builders . China State Shipbuilding Corporation subsidiary Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding, the 50,000DWT, DP2-equipped SEAWAY SWAN has an LOA of 218.36 m., a moulded beam of 43 m., a draught of 10 m., and a depth of 13.35 metres.
The vessel is classed by both DNV and China Classification Society.
Six generators with a total rated output of 3,000 kW delivers a speed of 13.5 knots and a range of 18,000 nautical miles. Two separate generators are also available to supply electrical power to the cargo. The propulsion arrangement also includes two ABB 5,000kW azimuth thrusters.
The vessel will be used to load larger and longer cargo such as XXL monopiles as well as modules that would typically need to be skidded on and off the vessel over the stern. Cargo is transported on the large, unobstructed open deck that measures 163.5 by 43 m. and is fitted with two casings in position for securing payloads in place. If the casings are removed, the deck’s length is increased to 178.9 metres. The deck can transport up to 25 tonnes per square metre.
A ballast system enables the vessel to better control motions and accelerations. The system includes ballast tanks, two pumps, and four air compressors. Onboard accommodations are available for 48 personnel including crew. SEAWAY SWAN will be used for float-over operation projects, feeder duties alongside installation vessels, and offshore (subsea) construction support. It will initially support construction projects of customers in the offshore wind market.
The offloading was done under the professional guidance of Loadmaster Capt. Ken Bekkenfold and Capt. Victor Barovkiy, Master of the SEAWAY SWAN together with the crew of the vessel.
After 2 hours de-ballasting the deck became dry and we were able to leave the vessel back to the shore and back home:
Herewith i would like to thank Capt Victor and his team for the hospitality whislt onboard the beautifull Heavy Transport Vessel (HTV) the vessel was handled by the local subagent lpsindonesia of VertomCory in Singapore.
Text & Photos: Piet Sinke (c)
The offloaded vessels were towed under the professional guidance of Towmaster Capt. Pontianus to the ASL Shipyard, were the AHT’s will be reactivated after been laid up for many years in West Africa .
Photo : Andre Korver (c)
Source: MARITIME PRESS CLIPPINGS 2024–029
PS> A very familiar operation to me, having been involved with loading and off-loading of HLVs since the early start of such transports. (1975 - 2016)
Heavy lift carrier Uhl Faith in sunset light on the Elbe outside Cuxhaven 28.01.2024
SEAWAY FALCON loaded the TELFORD 31 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and departed 27th. Jan with destination Sharjah, UAE.the loading was professional executed by Loadmaster Ivan Dyomin and Capt. Dmytro Teslya. Master of the SEAWAY FALCON
Photos: Loadmaster Ivan Dyomin (c)
The 2017-built Chinese flagged 159 mtr long Deck Caro Carrier DE BO 3 arrived in Singapore from Laem Chabang
Photo : Piet Sinke
She has also been used as a launch platform for Long March-11 rocket:
Another rocket launched from a HLV:
China launched a rocket from a boat. 🚀
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A convoy of two nuclear icebreakers and two polar-class heavy lift vessels is making slow but steady progress through Russia’s Arctic waters carrying the final modules for the second train of Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project.
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The convoy is currently passing through the East Siberian Sea, putting it around 3,000 nautical miles from its destination near Murmansk.
The four vessels are currently the only for ships operating in the eastern reaches of Russia’s Northern Sea Route, where ice thickness routinely measures 1.5m during winter.
A third module is simultaneously taking the long-way round aboard heavy lift vessel Hunter Star via the Indian Ocean and the Cape of Good Hope.
The HLV Hunter Star (ex ZHI XIAN ZHI XING) with a different cargo on deck:
Photo: © Jose Ricardo Rodriguez Montero
The 2022 delivered BAO JIANG 777 with carrying capacity of 25163t DWT inbound for Rotterdam Beatrixhaven loaded with newbuilding hulls from China
Photo: Reinier van de Wetering – Skyphoto Maassluis ©
Presentation of vessel BAO JIANG 777 built in 2022 (2 years old) of type Heavy Load Carrier currently sailing under the flag of China with IMO number 9962380, MMSI number 413390490. She is under the call sign BPBV6. Find more about size, dwt,...
ZHEN HUA 26 passing Canvey Island on the 18th February, inbound for DP World London Gateway with two new cranes for a fourth berth which is currently under construction.
Photo: Martin Penwright (c)
On February 23 the Crane & Accommodation barge “TELFORD 31” was successfully discharged from the SEAWAY FALCON at Port Khalid Anchorage offshore Sharjah, UAE.The operation was done by Seaway 7 Loadmaster Capt. Ken Bekkevold assisted by SEAWAY FALCON Masters Capt. Dmytro Teslya, Capt. Vitaly Smirnov and the rest of the Seaway Falcon Team.
Text & Photo: Capt. Ken Bekkevold
DP3 Accommodation – Construction – Hook Up vessel Suitable for both shallow and deepwater operations, Telford 31 (ex Jascon 31)...
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