Spotted: Giant Dockwise Vanguard Shipping Floating Dock to Lithuania

Image Courtesy: BLRT Grupp

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.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Dec 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

APM – ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018

27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

read more >

Mega Cargo Show 2018

The focus of the event is to bring all connected with cargo fraternity on a single platform…

read more >

Vietship 2018

Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Vietnam featuring all aspect of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology.

Since its first event in 2002, Vietship has become the convergence and platform of advanced technologies regional and worldwide in shipbuilding and ship repair, marine equipment, waterway transportation and services, marine and offshore engineering.

After 16 years of eight consecutive editions, Vietship has affirm itself as an important event in enhancing cooperation and development, attracting investments, exchanging technology and creating ideal opportunities for trade promotion in the international maritime industry.

More info

read more >

LNG Bunkering Summit 2018

The conference will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities, exploring developments in conversion and new builds…

read more >