heavy-lift ship


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heavy-lift ship

[′hev·ē ¦lift ‚ship]
(naval architecture)
A ship capable of loading and discharging large individual cargo units of up to 1000 metric tons.
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A Chinese heavy-lift ship was also used, and it was legal.
The preservation of HMS Whimbrel would provide a permanent reminder of the sacrifice of those who fought and those who died out of sight of land to secure our country's freedom.'' After raising the initial pounds 1m,a further pounds 1m will be required to return Whimbrel to the UK aboard a heavy-lift ship.
The short-notice heavy-lift ship for the Joint Rapid Deployment Force was sailing from the port last night.
It is believed a heavy-lift ship will arrive in a week's time to recover the historic LCT (landing craft tank) Landfall, which sank in the East Float in 2010.
A large heavy-lift ship was safer, although it was foreign.
Joseph Sigelman, chairman of AG&P says: "Our unique solution is to provide a floating facility equipped with a proprietary internal ballasting system to unload modules from heavy-lift ships to shore safely.
The minesweeper reinforcements for the Persian Gulf are still en route--not under their own power but hauled aboard heavy-lift ships, since the small minesweepers aren't suited to cross oceans on their own.
At the moment, moreover, the reinforcements for the Persian Gulf are still en route - not under their own power but hauled aboard heavy-lift ships, since the small minesweepers aren't well-suited to cross oceans on their own.
These included the USNS Pililaau, an LMSR capable of carrying 380,000 square feet of cargo; the SS Cape Mohican, one of MSC's two heavy-lift ships; the SS Flickertail State, a crane ship that lifts cargo from its holds onto watercraft or a temporary or fixed pier; and the SS Chesapeake, a fuel tanker designed for OPDS operations.