Cosco Rolls Out Largest Semi-Submersible Ship

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 9, 2016

Photo: COSCO

Photo: COSCO

 Breakbulk carrier COSCO Shipping has rebranded as COSCO Shipping Special Transport and launched its largest semi-submersible vessel to date, the Xin Guang Hua, reports Xinhua News Agency.

Xin Guang Hua, capable of carrying 100,000 tonnes of cargo, is 255 meters long and 68 meters wide.
Guangzhou Shipyard International Company, the builder, delivered the ship to Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co. Ltd, a member of China Ocean Shipping Group, in the southern city of Guangzhou.
Semi-submersible ships are mainly used to transport large cargo such as maritime platforms and can also be used in salvage missions.
Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co. has eight semi-submersible ships, with loading capacity ranging from 20,000 tons to 100,000 tons.
COSCO manages 832 vessels, including the world’s largest multipurpose heavy-lift fleet as well as a variety of breakbulk vessels, semi-submersibles, container ships and roll-on, roll-off vessels.
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