May 13 - COSCO Shipping's heavy lift vessel DA KANG successfully lifted two tug boats, each of which weighed 615 tonnes, in Haiphong, Vietnam.

COSCO Shipping explained this was the first time that DA KANG had completed a single lift of more than 600 tonnes.

The tug berthed next to DA KANG at Ha Long Bay anchorage. The most important part of the operation was positioning the tug onto a pedestal prior to the lift, said COSCO Shipping.

The tugs were lifted aboard using two of DA KANG's onboard cranes in a tandem lift.