heavy-lift ship


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
A Chinese heavy-lift ship was also used, and it was legal.
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.