SSCV OOS Serooskerke Starts Sea Trials – Heavy Lift News
20 Oct 2020

SSCV OOS Serooskerke Starts Sea Trials

At 1040 on October 9, under the strict control of the Nantong Maritime Safety Administration’s sea cruiser and 6 powerful tugs, the world’s most advanced semi-submersible heavy lift crane platform “OOS Serooskerke” slowly left the shipyard berth and started the towing journey out of the river.

The dimensions of the vessel are:

  • total length 137.75 meters,
  • width  81.0 meters,
  • draught 12.0 meters,
  • maximum height above the water  96.3 meters.

The “OOS Serooskerke” platform has been built at the China Merchants Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd shipyard. It is equipped with 6 single 3800KW propellers and a DP3 closed-loop dynamic positioning system .

With the tugs in attendance the total length of the towing formation was 399 meters and the width was 101 meters. These dimensions make this a record breaking event for navigation on the Yangtze River.

The “OOS Serooskerke” was due to dock temporarily at the Taicang Port Container Terminal at 1600 o’clock on October 9th , and leave the Jiangsu section of the Yangtze River in the early morning of the 10th, heading for the Shanghai Lvhuashan anchorage.

Source OOS


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