10 Cool Ship Side Launching Videos – Part 2

If you have seen the first part of 10 cool ship side launching videos, you would know how magnificent these launches are. Lets take a look at some more coolest ship launches in this part two of the series.

1. Launch Of World’s First LNG Fuelled Dry Cargo Vessel 

M.V. Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier built for the joint venture JT cement. The vessel is the first dry cargo vessel ever with an LNG fuelled propulsion system, in which a pressurised LNG tank is incorporated inside the hull. The ship is equipped with a fully automated cement loading and unloading system, based on the principle of fluidization of cement with compressed air. This system enables the cement to be pumped through a completely closed, thus dust free, piping system to shore facilities.

2. Launch Of Subsea Support Vessel – Maersk Connector

Maersk Supply Service, DeepOcean UK and the Damen Shipyards Group together at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania to witness the launching of subsea support vessel Maersk Connector. The vessel is owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service and is built to contract for a seven year charter agreement with DeepOcean. Maersk Connector is the second of a new generation of cable-laying vessels developed by the Damen Shipyards Group. Equipped with survey and trenching capabilities, she will extend DeepOcean’s capabilities in the larger cable-laying end of the market, representing a new focus on interconnector projects in addition to oil and gas sector and renewables work

3. Launch Of New State-Of-The-Art Ferry MV Legionnaire

The MV Legionnaire was launched at Damen Shipyards in Romania. The new ferry is to service Bell Island and is expected to arrive in the province in the spring of 2016. The new ferry will be an 80-metre ice-class vessel that has roll-on, roll-off capability and will accommodate up to 200 passengers and 60 vehicles. The ferry will also provide a more enjoyable passenger experience and will have increased capacity for operating in challenging ice conditions.

4. Launching Of the Future Combat Ship USS Little Rock

The ninth littoral combat ship, the future USS Little Rock, launched sideways into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ship sponsor Mrs. Janée Bonner conducted the time-honored tradition of christening the ship by smashing a bottle of champagne across the bow.

5. Launching of MS Triton at Yard of Royal Bodewes, Hoogezand

Christening and launching of 4,700 DWT Bodewes Trader TRITON took place at the yard of Royal Bodewes in Hoogezand, Netherlands. After finalization the vessel will be delivered to Rederij Tasman and added to their line.

6. Launching Of Vessel ESNAAD 221

The Esnaad 221 has a length of 65 metres and width of 15.8 metres. The Esnaad 221 is the first in the series of ten platform supply vessels commissioned by Esnaad, an operating company of Adnoc Group, built at the shipyard De Hoop in Lobith and Foxhol for deployment on offshore oil and gas fields of the United Arab Emirates to supply drilling and production platforms with drilling fluids, fuel, drinking water and project cargo.

7. Launching Of Cargo Ship Nordana Sky

‘Nordana Sky’ is the first vessel in a series of 6 that will be delivered to Symphony shipping. As her name already reveals, the ship will be chartered out to the danish company Nordana, and sail in her fleet after delivery. Nordana sky is the first vessel of our new ‘ecobox’ design, which is characterized by its flexibility of loading combined with very economical and ecological performance.

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8. Launching of Articulated Tug Barge (ATB)

VT Halter Marine launched the first of two articulated tug barges (ATB) constructed for Bouchard Transportation. The 10,000 hp twin-screw ATB tug is classed by ABS as +A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode ATB, USCG Subchapter M, is equipped with Intercon Coupler Systems, and will pair up with Barge B. No. 270. The barge measures 625 feet by 91 feet by 47 feet and has a 250,000-barrel capacity.

9. Spectacular Launch Of Subsea Support Vessel

Subsea Support vessel, named MV Deep Helder, was launched at Foxhol Yard Groningen. Vessel is equipped with Survey and ROV systems, an offshore crane and 3 moonpools. A total of 50 personnel can be accommodated on the vessel. The 65 m long DP2 class & 4point mooring vessel is designed for low fuel consumption, clean ship/green passport/SPS2008 and high comfort class notation (Comf1).

10. Launching of Cargo Ship ‘Arklow Breeze’

‘Arklow Breeze’ was successfully launched at the Westerbroek yard of Ferus Smit. Nb. 414 is christened as ‘Arklow Breeze’. She is the sixth and last vessel in a series that will be delivered to a client from the city of Arklow, Ireland. The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters.

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