Friday, April 04, 2014


Zhen Hua 29The Zhen Hua 29 (IMO: 8700498, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) ia a 245 meters long, 42 meters wide semi-submersible heavy load vessel, designed for transporting oversized and ultra heavy floating and non-floating cargoes such as jack-up rigs, modules, cranes, port construction/port development cargoes and dredging equipments. The vessel was built in 1987 as a tanker and was converted to her current form in 2009. The Zhen Hua 29 is operated by ALP Marine Services, Netherlands, a company formed in 2010 by former staff members of Dutch heavylift specialist Fairmount Marine. ALP is marketing Zhen Hua 29, Zhen Hua 15, Zhen Hua 22 and Zhen Hua 28 for China’s Shanghai Zhen Hua Shipping Company, which had the ships modified for heavylift work in 2008-9. She is propelled by a 9,709 KW MAN B&W 6S60MC engine.

The Zhen Hua 29 will arrive this morning at buoy 81 at the Calandkanaal loaded with newbuildings for Damen shipyards which were loaded onto the vessel in China at the end of January.

Click here for the current position of the Zhen Hua 29

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