Dockwise Vanguard starts maiden trip
BREDA, the Netherlands -- Following sea trials during the past few weeks, Dockwise now confirms the delivery of Dockwise Vanguard. The vessel has left the yard of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) this morning and started its maiden trip. Dockwise Vanguard will sail to the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Korea to pick up the giant hull of the Jack / St .Malo semi-submersible floating production facility for transportation to the US Gulf of Mexico.
"We are pleased to see Dockwise Vanguard leave the yard following a delivery without a single LTI (Lost Time Incident), on schedule for its maiden trip for one of our key customers. As said before, we are confident that that the Vanguard will rapidly earn its place in the market and has the potential to create a new market of its own", comments André Goedée, Dockwise's CEO.