heavy-lift ship


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heavy-lift ship

A ship specially designed and capable of loading and unloading heavy and bulky items. It has booms of sufficient capacity to accommodate a single lift of 100 tons.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The Indonesian authorities have released a Taiwanese heavy-lift ship and its 21 crew members, now due for arrival in Kaohsiung in five or six days, the Fisheries Agency announced Wednesday (August 7).
"Making her ready over the next three weeks to be transported by heavy-lift ship to Portsmouth should be straightforward in comparison."
Daniels raised investment funds and found a suitable jack-up rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2006 and also secured an exemption from the US Jones Act to use a foreign heavy-lift ship to bring the rig to Alaska (there were no US-built heavy-lift ships).
Shetland coastguard manager John Webster told the Press Association earlier: "The heavy-lift ship is out at the moment trying to recover what wreckage it can from the sea.
By year's end, MSC will be operating the sea-based X-band radar ship, and we've just begun working the charter for a heavy-lift ship to transport airships.
The resourceful execution of the work involved receiving the 266-tonne (length 10.68 m, width 3.90 m and height 5.05 m) transformer from a heavy-lift ship and loading it onto Almajdouie conventional trailers in the Jeddah Port.
It had to be piggy-backed home on a giant semisubmersible heavy-lift ship to the UK for repairs, so Steven wasn't able to return.
Finnish cargo-handling solutions provider Cargotec Corporation said on Thursday (7 June) that its MacGREGOR business area has received an order for eight heavy-lift ship cranes and eight standard ship cranes from Chinese shipyard COSCO Dalian.