Barge Gallery – October 2020

Welcome to the Barge Gallery of October 2020, a monthly segment on our blog featuring the three most liked pictures of every month, selected by our Instagram audience.

#1 - Matador 3

Photo: Peet de Rouw

Great aerial shot of the Matador 3 underway on the Nieuwe Waterweg in Rotterdam. She looks majestic in this photo!

The Matador 3 is a floating sheerleg owned by Bonn & Mees Floating Cranes, based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Her lifting capacity is 1800t on the main tackles and 900t on the jib tackles.


#2 - Taklift 4

Photo: IG repost from The Maritime Post

Taklift 4 lifting the bow of car-carrier MV Baltic Ace. She sank after a collision in the North Sea on the 5th of December 2012. She carried 1417 brand new Mitsubishi from Zeebrugge, Belgium to Kotka, Finland.

The car carrier was cut into sections on the seabed by means of a gigantic cutting wire. The salvaged parts were lifted onto Smit Barges and Wagenborg Barge 8. The salvage operation was performed by Boskalis and Mammoet Salvage.

The Taklift 4 is a 2200t floating sheerleg built in 1981 and owned by Boskalis.

#3 - Svanen

Photo: SWZ Maritime

Heavy lift installation vessel Svanen at work within a double air bubble curtain to reduce the noise of hammering piles in the seabed for wind mill installation at Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm.
The noise disturbs the marine fauna in which offshore wind turbines are constructed.

Heavy lift vessel Svanen is owned by Van Oord and has a lifting capacity of 5705t.


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