The semi-submersible Dockwise Vanguard was built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan for the Dutch maritime company Dockwise. It is intended for offshore dry docking and big freight. The boat’s bowless design was developed by Dockwise and Deltamarine.
A free deck area, 275 by 70 meters in size, runs the length of the ship. Water can flow down the whole deck of the vessel even though it cannot enter any of the compartments. Bulwark protection for the crew was also incorporated into the design. The ship is equipped with buoyancy shells that can be changed so that it may transport different kinds of cargo.
The propulsion system can travel at a top speed of 14 knots. While the ship is moving at top speed or in survival mode, all available power is used. When the ship is travelling slowly, just the smaller engines are needed, and the enormous main gensets can be turned off to save fuel.
The Dockwise Vanguard is 275 meters long overall, 70 meters wide when molded, 15.5 meters deep, and 31.5 meters when submerged. The ship weighs 117,000 tons. The open deck of the ship is 275 by 70 meters in size. The ship’s whole length is taken up by the cargo deck.
Let’s find out more about this special ship in the video below:
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