Mighty Servant 1 delivers Brazilian semisubmersible

Click here to enlarge imageDockwise's Mighty Servant 1 (MS1) recently set a transport weight record for a semisubmersible heavy transport ship.On Nov. 20, the vessel delivered the 32,767-ton semisubmersible production unit Petrobras 36 (P36) from Sept-Iles, Canada, to Rio de Janeiro. This surpasses the transportation records of Santa Fe International Inc.'s Galaxy II and Rowan Companies Inc.'s Gorilla III, each at about 25,000 ton.With a deadweight capacity of 45,402 tons and the ability to submerge up to 14 m above deck, MS1 is the only vessel in the world capable of loading and carrying unit loads of this type.The P36 was loaded with a trim aft while the ship had a list ov...

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