Dock Express Transports Offshore Modules To Bahrain

Dock Express Shipping, bv recently completed loading of four large offshore modules at Houston and New Orleans aboard the Dock Express 12, which is bound for Bahrain and Dubai. The vessel loaded three offshore oil field production modules, each weighing in excess of 420 tons and measuring approximately 100 feet long by 40 feet wide by 40 feet high for the account of Dubai Petroleum Company. The modules were delivered to the vessel onboard barges that were floated inside the stern of the vessel. With the use of the vessel's 1,000- metric-ton-capacity gantry cranes, the modules were lifted onboard and stowed on deck.

The loading operation was performed at the Port of New Orleans, and final destination is Bahrain.

Earlier, the Dock Express 12 had completed completed loading of one 300-ton drilling platform module, together with several items of general cargo, with the use of the vessel's cranes at the Port of Houston. The module and general cargo are being carried to Dubai for the account of Atwood Oceanics, Inc.

The voyage, including discharging at Bahrain and Dubai, should be completed in approximately 40 days.

Dock Express Shipping, a Rotterdambased, heavy-lift shipowner, has offices in Houston.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 29,  Feb 15, 1981

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