August 15 - Earlier this summer, SeaWorks' multipurpose heavy lift ship, SCL Angela sailed from Belem, North Brazil to Moerdijk, The Netherlands with a full cargo of used rolling stock, including dump trucks, hydraulic excavators, water trucks and compact
The cargo was shipped from the inlands of the Brazilian rainforest on three river barges to the port of Belem were the vehicles were loaded directly from these barges onto the SCL Angela.
The SeaWorks team prepared a full stowage, method statement, lashing and securing plan to safely load and stow the large variety of vehicles and to prevent the machines from moving during possible rough seas when transiting the Atlantic. Over 750 D-rings had to be installed to get the equipment secured using a combination of straps and chains.
After a short transit of 11 days the vehicles were discharged and delivered to the local receiver at Moerdijk.
Captain Andrey Andriyash, the ship's master, said: "With a maximum of 30 to 40 cm in between the units pre-planning, preparation and the use of the right securing equipment is vital. Securing was tight, effective and more than satisfactory."