COSCO Adds Semi-Submersible Ship

COSCO Adds Semi-Submersible Ship

China’s largest semi-submersible vessel – and reportedly the second-largest ship of its kind in the world – was recently launched in Guangzhou.

COSCO Shipping took delivery of the Guang Hua, which has a submersible loading deck that can be lowered to a depth of up to 30 meters, allowing cargo to be floated on board.

At 210 meters long and 68 meters wide, COSCO said, the deck can transport huge, awkward loads such as ocean drilling platforms, large-scale architectural steel structures, and smaller vessels. Its carrying capacity is 98,000 tons.

The ship is the eighth semi-submersible built by Guangzhou Shipyard International.

Photo: China’s largest semi-submersible vessel, the Guang Hua

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