BigLift Shipping: Maiden voyage for Happy Sky


BigLift_Happy_Sky_7-28-2013_2BigLift Shipping has announced that on Sunday July 28th, Happy Sky began her maiden voyage from Shanghai to Cape Lambert, Australia.

She is transporting three large modules (1 x 935 mt / 1 x 818 mt / 1 x 777 mt) to be installed as a part of the Port B, Phase B project in Cape Lambert. This voyage is the first of four consecutive shipments.

Happy Sky is the latest addition to BigLift Shipping’s fleet of Heavy Lift Vessels. She was built by Larsen & Toubro in India. She features two 900 mt, Huisman built, Heavy Lift Mast Cranes. With a lifting height of 40,9 above deck, the vessel has a lifting height unmatched in the world fleet of heavy lift vessels.

Happy Sky is 155 m long and has 18.680 tdwt. The vessel’s length and the forward position of her superstructure offer a single, large cargo hold and a wide, open deck area. She has folding hatch covers, a large poop deck and cargo rails which make the vessel’s full deck area available for cargo stowage.

Happy Sky’s tween deck is adjustable in height and she is allowed to sail with open weather deck hatches at a draught of up to 7.5 m. Furthermore, she has Finnish/Swedish 1A Ice Class notation.

 During sea trials Happy Sky achieved a service speed of 17 kn.