Happy Sky Embarks on Maiden Voyage

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Photo: BigLift Shipping

BigLift Shipping said Happy Sky began her maiden voyave from Shanghai to Cape Lambert, Australia on Sunday July 28. She is transporting three large modules (1 x 935 mt / 1 x 818 mt / 1 x 777 mt) to be installed as a part of the Port B, Phase B project in Cape Lambert. This voyage is the first of four consecutive shipments.

Happy Sky is the latest addition to BigLift Shipping’s fleet of Heavy Lift Vessels. She was built by Larsen & Toubro in India and features two 900 mt, Huisman built, Heavy Lift Mast Cranes with a lifting height of 40.9 above deck.

Happy Sky is 155m long and has 18.680tdwt. The vessel’s length and the forward position of her superstructure offer a single, large cargo hold and a wide, open deck area. She has folding hatch covers, a large poop deck and cargo rails which make the vessel’s full deck area available for cargo stowage. Happy Sky’s tween deck is adjustable in height and she is allowed to sail with open weather deck hatches at a draught of up to 7.5m. Furthermore, she has Finnish/Swedish 1A Ice Class notation. During sea trials Happy Sky achieved a service speed of 17kn.


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