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ALE's historic delivery

ALE has handled the jacking and road transport of a Coastal Forces vessel in Hartlepool, UK, which was used during the Second World War.

UK-based shipping company Robert Wynn and Sons delivered the historic vessel from Southampton to Hartlepool using its specialist semi-submersible barge, Terra Marique, as HLPFI reported here.

After a four-day journey along the UK’s east coast, the vessel and cradle were jacked up using a 16-point jacking system, which was designed and fabricated by ALE.

The jacking system enabled the rescue motor launch (RML) vessel to be jacked-up evenly from within the hold of the barge using the 50-tonne capacity climbing jacks. ALE added that this method avoided any additional stress being placed on the fragile RML.

After being jacked up, the RML was secured on 16 axle lines of SPMTs and was rolled off the barge onto the quay for onward transportation to the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.

Once at the museum, ALE jacked down lowered the vessel to install it in a purpose-built temporary building.

The engineered transport provider said that the bespoke jacking and transportation methodology provided a cost-efficient solution for the operation and avoided the need for a large crane, which would have caused disruptions at the docks.

www.ale-heavylift.com

www.robertwynnandsons.co.uk

www.nmrn.org.uk

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