January 28 - BigLift's newbuilding Happy Delta has left the shipyard in China for her first employment in the Far East.

Happy Delta is the first of a series of five 17,250 dwt heavy lift ships, all equipped with two cranes capable of lifting 400 tonnes, or 800 tonnes in tandem working, plus a third crane which can lift 120 tonnes.

The four sister ships will all enter service within the next three months. The active fleet of BigLift will then consist of 14 specialised heavy lift vessels, with further newbuildings on order.