FLO/FLO vessel Zhenhua 22 delivers Shanghai Construction Corporation equipment to Luganville

16Aug / 2015

FLO/FLO vessel Zhenhua 22 delivers Shanghai Construction Corporation equipment to Luganville

Ocean Logistics Limited undertook the offload of vessel Zhenhua 22 in support of Shanghai Construction Group up in Santo. Tugboat Melissa mobilized up to Santo last week on Tuesday to support the offloading of the large FLO-FLO (Float on – Float off) vessel arrived from China.
The Zhenhua 22 arrived early last week. The Chinese crew spent the week unlashing Zhenhua 22’s cargo (5 barges) and ballasting the vessel down into the water.
On Sunday 16th August, Tugboat Melissa with an all Ni-Vanuatu crew worked in partnership with the Chinese to offload the barges and move them to Santo Main Wharf. The operation began at 0400 and was complete by 1000. The equipment that the Shanghai Construction Group brought was a piling barge and other heavy construction equipment that will be used to construct the wharf.

Shanghai Construction Corporation's large piling rig.

Shanghai Construction Corporation’s large piling rig.

Tug Melissa unloaded four dumb barges from the FLO/FLO vessel and put them alongside main wharf.

Tug Melissa unloaded four dumb barges from the FLO/FLO vessel and put them alongside main wharf.

Large float on/float off vessel Zhenhua 22 delivers barge and piling equipment to Luganville, Santo.

Large float on/float off vessel Zhenhua 22 delivers barge and piling equipment to Luganville, Santo.