BigLift Shipping's new vessel Happy Sky started its her maiden voyage from Shanghai to Cape Lambert, Australia, on Monday.
The vessel is transporting three large modules – 1 x 935 mt / 1 x 818mt / 1 x 777 mt – to be installed as part of the Port B, Phase B project in Cape Lambert. This voyage is the first of four consecutive shipments.
Happy Sky is the latest addition to BigLift Shipping’s fleet of heavy lift vessels. It was built by Larsen & Toubro in India and features two 900 mt, Huisman-built heavy lift mast cranes.
With a lifting height of 40.9 m above the main deck, BigLift says the vessel has a lifting height unmatched in the world fleet of heavy lift vessels.
Happy Sky is 155 m long and has 18,680 tdwt. The vessel’s length and the forward position of her superstructure offer a single, large cargo hold and a wide, open deck area.
She has folding hatch covers, a large poop deck and cargo rails which make the vessel’s full deck area available for cargo stowage.
Happy Sky’s tween deck is adjustable in height and she is allowed to sail with open weather deck hatches at a draught of up to 7.5 m.
The vessel also has Finnish/Swedish 1A Ice Class notation. During sea trials Happy Sky achieved a service speed of 17 kn.