Image of the Day: Dockwise Vanguard Off to Indonesia
The world’s largest semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Dockwise Vanguard has embarked on a journey to Indonesia from Rotterdam this morning carrying a special cargo.
Namely, the ship-shaped Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Armada Intrepid has been loaded onto the semi-submersible.
The Armada Intrepid FPSO weighs approximately 60,000 tonnes (42,000 tonnes plus ballast) making it one of the heaviest cargos ever transported.
With a length of 245 meters, the cargo is the longest transported on the Vanguard to date.
The loading took place on Friday, May 8th, at the Caland canal, Port of Rotterdam.
Image: Haven Rotterdam/Annette Barendregt