Boskalis Raises Carnival Vista
The Boskalis semi-submersible heavy lift ship BOKA Vanguard successfully floated the cruise ship Carnival Vista aboard in order to facilitate repairs at a shipyard in the Bahamas.
Royal Boskalis Westminster said in a press release that commencing last Saturday 13 July at sunrise the BOKA Vanguard loaded and lifted cruise ship Carnival Vista in a successful operation a few miles off the coast of Freeport, Bahamas.
The loading operation including the re-float took twelve hours. The BOKA Vanguard then safely transported Carnival Vista to Grand Bahama Shipyard where repairs will take place whilst the cruise ship is resting on the BOKA Vanguard.
Upon completion of the repairs, Carnival Vista will be offloaded in time for its next scheduled cruise voyage from Galveston in Texas on 27 July.
The BOKA Vanguard is the world’s largest semi-submersible ship positioned to lift and transport extremely heavy cargoes in a dry and safe manner.
The vessel has a track record transporting large offshore oil and gas structures, but can also carry other vessels and act as a floating offshore dry dock facility.