BigLift Shipping Expands Heavy Lift Fleet

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 27, 2016

Happy Star (Photo: BigLift Shipping)

Happy Star (Photo: BigLift Shipping)

BigLift Shipping said it has ordered a third Happy S-type vessel. The new build vessel, to be named Happy Sun, will be identical to BigLift’s Happy Star and will be built by Ouhua Shipbuilding in Zhoushan, China. The new vessel is expected for delivery in the first quarter of 2018.

Happy Sun will feature two 900-metric-ton Huisman Heavy Lift Mast Cranes which will make her geared for the handling of heavy cargoes all over the world. With her high crane pedestals and lengthened jib she will have a lifting height only matched by her sister Happy Star in the worldwide fleet of heavy lift vessels.
Happy Sun will be 156 meters long and will have a 29-meter deck with 18,374-metric-ton deadweight. Her length and the forward position of her superstructure will offer a single, large cargo hold and a wide, open deck area. She will be fitted with pontoon type hatch covers and a large poop deck which will make the vessel’s full deck area available for cargo stowage.
Happy Sun’s tween deck will be adjustable in height and she will be allowed to sail with open weather deck hatches at a draught of up to 7.5 meters. Furthermore, she will have Finnish/Swedish 1A Ice Class notation. Her service speed will be 15 knots.
With Happy Sun, BigLift’s fleet will comprise 16 heavy lift vessels with lifting capacities up to 1,800 metric tons.
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