Sealift Transporter is Refloated

On March 21, 2007, the m.v. Sealift Transporter floated out of Cosco's drydock in Nantong, China after fitting of the new midship section.

"All activities with regard to the conversion into a dedicated heavy transport vessel are on schedule", says Bert Bekker CEO of Sealift Management in the Netherlands.

"In order to meet the schedule and to guarantee that all conversion work will be carried out according to our high standard, we have experienced and skilled heavy transport professionals at the yard, who will assist the site team at the Cosco yard", continues Bert Bekker.

The m.v. Sealift Transporter will be ready for her first commitment in May 2007.

Sealift is an international heavy transport shipping company providing services to the marine and oil & gas industry. The company will operate 6 heavy transport vessels by July 2008. All vessels will be identical and operate in the top end of the heavy transport market. The semi-submersible vessels will all have a large unobstructed cargo deck and are well suited to carry drilling rigs, floating- and non-floating cargoes.