A Japanese innovation, the Yoshida is a sheerleg, a type of crane ships with a marked difference in its hoisting capacity and overall manoeuvring with respect to the vessel’s position. This floating crane is regarded as the biggest crane vessel in the world.
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With maritime piracy at its all time high, green revolution spreading like wild fire, and new regulations waiting to be implemented, the maritime industry is transforming like never before. We bring you eight areas of the shipping industry which have seen heavy investments in the last decade.
Kang Sheng Kou is a massive heavy lift vessel built by the Chinese shipping giant COSCO. The vessel’s loading capacitance extends to cranes, vessels’ hulls, offshore rigs and other heavy materials required in constructional activities at high seas
Supposed to be known as one of the biggest crane ships out there at the sea, SSCV Thailf is a Deepwater Construction Vessel capable of carrying massive load. Some of the unique features of this floating crane have been mentioned in the article.
Mighty Servant is the name given to heavy lift semi- submersible ships capable of carrying unbelievable load. Total of three in the series, Mighty servant heavy lift ships have showed their valour at sea through some amazing heavy load carrying feats.
HMP Weare is one of the very few prison ships in the world. The ship was initially built as a passenger vessel but was later on converted into a floating prison facility. Find out more about this amazing ship inside the article.