SAI Maritime, the heavy lift and project shipping specialist, has completed another complex and challenging operation, creating a new unique operation, for which thanks is also due to Mumbai Port for their flawless attention to detail and assistance.
Mv Eide Trader, a semi-submersible vessel, berthed and loaded at BPX one jack-up barge weighing, with accessories, a total of 990 m tons. The barge was loaded by the float-on method and the vessel was submerged up to 9 m. After careful manoeuvring and with tide variations, the barge was positioned and vessel refloated back immediately. The sea-fastening and total operation was completed in 48 hours and Mv Eide Trader sailed to Mauritius where the barge will be employed for a prestigious project. Discharge will be done at anchorage in the same float-off method.
Mumbai Port BPX berth was selected for this operation after lengthy technical analysis with all stakeholders and courtesy Senior Deputy Traffic Manager, Mr R. N. Shaikh, and his team who provided some valuable inputs and support that made this operation a success.
SAI Maritime is indebted to the professional support from Mumbai Port, it stressed in a release.