The Dockwise Vanguard which is the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift ship transports floating dock belonging to BLRT Grupp from Montenegro to Lithuania this August.
BLRT Grupp's floating dock weighing 11,000 tons was loaded onto Dockwise Vanguard which has a deadweight of 110,000 tons for carrying heavy loads and floating oil and gas platforms. The loading operation took eleven hours.
The floating dock which has began its journey to Klaipeda was acquired in June 2016 from the Adriatic Shipyard Bijela in Montenegro.
After traversing 3,825 miles, the 235 meters long and 53 meters wide floating dock is expected to arrive Klaipeda by the end of August where it will be installed at the Western Shipyard owned by BLRT Grupp.
Western Shipyard's Director General, Arnoldas Šileika said "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,".
Dockwise Vanguard is reportedly the only vessel with a deadweight of 110,000 tons for carrying heavy loads and floating oil and gas platforms, making it the largest semi-submersible heavy lift ship in the World.
The ship built at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea in 2013 features 275 meters length and 70 meters width. It is operated by Dockwise Shipping BV, Doskwise Vanguard.