Heavy lift transport

There is no limits (except imagination) top what can be transported by ships these days:

In the port of Toulon the JUMBO KINETIC loaded a Submarine for further transportation
Photo’s: Yann Brouillard

Source : Breakbulk

The King’s Quay FPS onboard the COSCO Shipping semisubmersible heavy transport vessel Xiang An Kou.

“Armada Intrepid”

Floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel loaded on board of semisubmersible heavy lift vessel “Dockwise Vanguard”. Port of Rotterdam. May 2015.
Thanks to Hans Elbers for beautiful photo of interesting vessels
Instagram: @maritimephoto1

Atlantic Dawn handling cargo in Genoa:

Wison Offshore & Marine delivered the first train modules of Arctic LNG 2 project, weighting nearly 50,000 tons, at its Zhoushan yard.
The GPO GRACE will transport the module to Murmansk via the Northern Route with ETA Murmansk (as per AIS info) September 16th

GPO Grace carrying two LPG Tankers PARAMACAY YYBE and YAVIRE YYBD. Last port was Aruba and final destination is Aliaga in Turkey. Allegedly they were allowed to be transported on the understanding that these vessels were being taken to Turkey for repair and refurbishment. Both are registered in Venezuela and appear to have been the subject of an embargo by the US.

Very impressive aerial picture of Amasus mv NORTHERN ROCK fully loaded with reels on her way to Rio de Janeiro!
Thanks to captain Pieter Meuleman for the great picture !

It is more than amazing what these vessels can do.

@ombugge, do you have any info about what cargo Audax and Pugnax might be transporting next? Both ships recently transited the Northern Sea Route from Europe to China. Something for ALNG2, perhaps?

The Wärtsilä-built LPG tankers Paramacay and Yavire had been laid up for such a long time that there could have been only one destination for both hulls. Found a photo report of an onboard inspection. It’s interesting to see what a ship that has been laid up for a long time looks like.

Sorry, no info re: Audax or Pugnax, other that what you can see on AIS sites.

The cargo vessel PIETERSGRACHT departed Sortland bound for Murmansk (Russia). She is the biggest cargoship that have ever arrived this port.
Her dwt is almost 20 000 tons. She discharged some equipment for the salmon industry here.
Photo: Odd Haukland, Master Mariner NNI (c)

Sortland Port:

1988 built Heavy Lift carrier, “ZHEN ZUA 28” in Vancouver Harbour September 2nd.
Photo Ian M. Hedley ©

The tug FORTITUDE outbound from Ayr with the Heavy transport barge TERRA MARIQUE Photo : Jim Prentice ©



A bit of contrast between the now Boka Vanguard and Hurtigruten Vesterålen:

Successful load-out and float-off of AOF 1:

BOA have successfully completed load-out and float-off of Arctic Offshore Farming’s (AOF 1) fish farm Cage A with the semi-submersible sister-barge Boa Barge 35 and Boa Barge 36 (124×31.5m, 17500 dwt) in tandem configuration at Aker Verdal. The Dual Barge Linkage System was designed by our inhouse Engineering Dept together with all required Ballast Procedures and Mooring Analysis. Marine operations performed with assistance of our inhouse tugs; Boa Balder, Boa Odin, T/B Chief and Stevns Battler (T/C). Key figures:
ü Outer diameter approx. 80 mtrs
ü Height approx. 10 mtrs
ü Steelweight approx. 3000 tons
ü Future home for approx. 600 000 salmons upto approx. 5 kgs each

XIANG RUI KOU navigating the Sutors of Cromarty inbound Nigg Energy Park with Foundation Jackets made in the UAE for the SEAGREEN OWF. Photo : David Meek (c)

The TRIUMPH loaded dredging materials off Singapore for transportation to Rodby, Denmark for the Fehmarn Belt tunnel project Photo : Andre Korver ©
PS> Looks like Triumph could do with drydocking after this trip.

After nearly three years of working closely with Murphy Oil Corporation, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Exmar Offshore, COSCO SHIPPING Specialized’s M/V XIANG AN KOU safely delivered the 21,498mt King’s Quay FPS to Ingleside, Texas, in early September.

XIANG RUI KOU berthed at Nigg Energy Park Scotland preparing to offload her cargo of SEAGREEN OWF Foundation Jackets built in the UAE. Photo : David Meek ©

Turns out Audax carried a jack-up accommodation rig from Denmark to China:

Loading operation:

All three legs outside the hull of Audax, with the spudcans protruding below baseline, but not reaching still water during transport.
Not much clearance to ice though.(??)
Seen here when arriving in Europe on the Black Marlin: