Jumbo’s K3000 Heavy Lift Ship Launch Calls for Jumbo Photos

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Dual 1,500t cranes = a 3,000t lifting capacity

Jumbo this month saw the launch of the first ship in the heavy lift company’s new K3000 class, named Jumbo Kinetic, at the Brodosplit Shipyard in Split, Croatia.

The DP2-equipped K3000-class touts a combined lifting capacity of a WHOPPING  3,000 tons, as well as large, unobstructed hold and flush decks. In addition the vessels are certified 1A Finnish Swedish Ice Class for operations in the Arctic.

Jumbo Kinetic, or hull #473, has a length of 152.60m and a beam of 27.40m, making her wider and longer than Jumbo’s J1800. Work on the ship will continue in Croatia, following which the vessel will sail to Huisman’s yard in China where she will be outfitted with the dual 1,500t mast cranes.

The second vessel in the K3000-class, seen under construction in the pictures below, is expected to be delivered in 2014.

Here is a collection of photos from the launch:

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Original plans actually called for 1,300t cranes, but what’s 1,300 when you can do 1,500?

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All photos courtesy Jumbo