Beluga Gravitation is a powerful multipurpose vessel (MV) which was launched in the year 2008. Alongside its launching, the vessel’s owner and operator Freese Reederei launched three other multipurpose vessels – Generation, Gratification and Graduation in the months of June 2008, January 2009 and May 2009 respectively. The vessel along with her sister ships was built in the Chinese shipbuilding yard of Hudong-Zhonghua, located in the province of Shanghai.
The most noteworthy accomplishment of the Gravitation is her transition from the Nantong province to the port of Rotterdam, with three different ship hulls placed on it. Gravitation embarked upon this journey, almost immediately after its date of launching and carried out the whole expedition quite successfully.
Statistically each of the three ship hulls positioned on the Gravitation differed in terms of their length. The smallest ship hull measured 86 meters, while the longest measured 135 meters. The third hull had a length of 114 meters. The smallest hull was positioned separately while the other two hulls were stacked one atop another, in order to maintain stability while the Gravitation was on water.
The entire operation was overseen and carried out under the expertise of specialized marine experts and absolute care was taken to ensure that there were no problems or loss of material cargo placed aboard the ship. As a special measure, Gravitation’s bow was equipped with a radar system to allow for a secure transition trip throughout.
MV Beluga Gravitation Specifications
- The vessel bears an Antiguan and Barbudan registration flag
- Lengthwise, it measures 143 meters with a breadth of 22 meters and a draft of slightly over seven meters
- Gravitation has a GRT of almost 12,000 tonnes with a dead weight tonnage of slightly over 17,000 tonnes
- It has three 60 ton cranes. The vessel’s cranes along with that of her sister ships’ is classified under the G-categorisation
- The speed offered by the vessel is 16 knots and it is graded as with the Germanischer Lloyd classification
The Beluga vessels bear unique names and equally, serve a unique purpose. The owners and operators of the vessels are well-known in the maritime community as providing vessels that are unparalleled and incomparable.