Happy Buccaneer ready for its next job with new flyjib

Happy Buccaneer ready for its next job with new flyjib

Photo source: HuismanHuisman

Called the grand old lady of the fleet, Happy Buccaneer has been going strong since its introduction into BigLift Shipping’s fleet in 1984. The vessel has a combined lifting capacity of 1400 mt, and stability that enables it to utilise its full crane capacity in outreach and lifting height. 

Recently, the vessel returned to Huisman’s quayside for the installation of 17m flyjib that increases the vessel’s lifting height and outreach. Huisman delivered its first Heavy Lift Mast Cranes in 1984 for the Happy Buccaneer, initially with 550 mt capacity. The vessels is also capable of performing lifts without the use of a stability pontoon.

With the completion of the flyjib installation, the vessel has already left Huisman’s quayside on its way to commence its next lifting and transportation job.

In addition to its lifting capacity, Happy Buccaneer is known for its RoRo capacity of up to 2500 mt by using the ramp and tween deck.

Cees van Veluw, product manager cranes at Huisman Equipment, added in a brief social media post, “Some days ago we had a visitor who witnessed the delivery of the vessel back in 1984 and was so surprised that the vessel just got out of drydocking earlier this year and may go strong for another few years.”

Author: Adnan Bajic

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