Spotted: Giant Dockwise Vanguard Shipping Floating Dock to Lithuania
In today’s spotted, we bring you an image of Dockwise Vanguard, the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift ship, which is transporting BLRT Grupp’s floating dock from Montenegro to Lithuania.
The floating dock acquired in June 2016 has begun its journey to Klaipeda, where it will be installed at the Western Shipyard owned by BLRT Grupp.
At the beginning of August, the floating dock weighing 11,000 tons was loaded onto Dockwise Vanguard- the world’s only vessel with a deadweight of 110,000 tons for carrying heavy loads and floating oil and gas platforms.
The loading operation lasted eleven hours. After traversing 3,825 miles, the dock should be delivered to Klaipeda by the end of August.
BLRT Grupp acquired the 235 meters long and 53 meters wide floating dock from the Adriatic Shipyard Bijela in Montenegro.
“The dock will be the biggest dock in the Baltic countries and will open up new opportunities for ship owners and shipyard to carry out repair and modernization projects on Panamax-type ships,” Arnoldas Šileika, Western Shipyard’s Director General, commented.
Operated by Dockwise Shipping BV, Doskwise Vanguard was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea in 2013. The ship features a length of 275 meters and a width of 70 meters.