Namport welcomes world’s largest Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel

Eliias Mwenyo,

The Namibian Ports Authority (Nam­port) on Friday welcomed the world’s largest and most sustainable Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel (SSCV).

The SSCV Sleipner, which is on its maiden voyage to the port of Walvis Bay, is owned and operated by Heerema Marine Contractors.

The vessel docked at Walvis Bay last Thursday, initiating a brief layover that was expected to span approximately two days.

During this brief visit, SSCV Sleipner, which is currently sailing under the Panama flag, was expected to undergo essential procedures, including a quick rundown and provisionals facilitated through a launch, crew change and bunkering via Ship-to-Ship (STS).

Namport’s commercial services executive, Eliias Mwenyo, says the SSCV Sleipner boasts its own propulsion system, eliminating the need for tugs to manoeuvre her across the global seas.

Mwenyo added that SSCV Sleipner is set to embark on its journey to America for a designated job.

“Anticipating continued collaboration, SSCV Sleipner is expected to make a second call to the port of Walvis Bay later this year.

Namport looks forward to a successful partnership with SSCV Sleipner and reaffirms its commitment to facilitating efficient and seamless maritime operations in the region,” Mwenyo adds.

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