Video: Jumbo Jubilee Ships Four Trawlers in One Go

Blue Water Singapore and Jumbo Shipping have managed to transport four trawler hulls weighing approximately 500 tonnes each in a single shipment. The Jumbo Jubilee was used to deliver the vessels from Vietnam to Norway. Blue Water has now released footage of the challenging project that took place in March.

‘Our scope started in the early stages, where Blue Water’s engineering team assisted with the design and engineering of the cradles for the hulls,’ says Subrata Podder, Transport Engineering Manager, Blue Water Singapore. ‘Due to the odd shape of the hulls, together with the elevated deck, we had to design the cradles strong enough, so we could use them for lifting as well. In close cooperation with our carrier, Jumbo Shipping, we succeeded in designing and converting the existing cradles supplied by the yard.’

The loading operation was challenging too. ‘Blue Water engaged two diving teams to hook on the heavy shackles to the cradles approximately three metres underwater and in unfavourable current,’ explains Victor Pay, Supercargo, Blue Water Singapore. ‘Eventually, all four trawler hulls were safely loaded and delivered to the shipyard in Norway for final completion.’

Jumbo Jubilee

The 15,012 GT Jumbo Jubilee measures 144.80 x 26.84 metres and is one of Jumbo Maritime’s J-class vessels. The Dutch-flagged vessel is fitted with two 900-tonne cranes with a combined lift capacity of 1800 tonnes. It was built in 2009 and can reach speeds of up to seventeen knots.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.