Tandem lift using 2 x Kobelco 250t lattice boom crawler cranes and specially commissioned rigging equipment, directly from the water onto a purpose built cradle which is mounted on a specialised heavy lift trailer.
The 24m, 155 tonne Jubilee Hope is an ex Royal Navy ship newly decked out with state-of-the-art medical equipment by The Vine Trust charity. This floating medical and dental centre set sail from Glasgow on the 22nd of January 2014, and after 101 days arrived at Comarco Base in Mombasa, Kenya on 2nd of May.
Her final destination is the Tanzanian waters of Lake Victoria where, perhaps as many as 500,000 people, in over 150 island communities are living without access to basic health care. Jubilee Hope will allow medical professionals to travel to many of them and provide primary health care to over 100,000 people annually.
Tandem lift using 2 x Kobelco 250t lattice boom crawler cranes.
The JH/Woodgate team have now removed the wheel house and funnels, to reduce the overall height in readiness for the road transport, Comarco then tandem lifted her using 2 x Kobelco 250t lattice boom crawler cranes and specially commissioned rigging equipment, directly from the water onto a purpose built cradle which in turn is mounted on a specialised heavy lift trailer.
Specially commissioned rigging equipment.
Purpose built cradle mounted on a specialised heavy lift trailer.
After water jetting, surface preparation and painting of the hull, Jubilee Hope will be transported to the Port of Mombasa on board barge Comarco 186 where she will be rolled off before beginning the overland leg of her journey to Kisumu, Lake Victoria.
Once at Kisumu she will be refitted by the JH/Woodgate team then Comarco will re-launch Jubilee Hope into the lake on a rail mounted bogey trailer. At this point the Jubilee Hope will have sailed more than 8000 nautical miles around Africa, and travelled more than 500 miles on land.
Comarco has been contracted by JGH Marine of Denmark to assemble and install three mooring buoys in Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa. The buoys were fabricated by JGH Marine to upgrade vessel mooring capacity for the Kenya Port Authority.
Comarco received and consolidated all BGP cargo in the Supply Base, processed all export documentation, loaded, lashed and secured all equipment onto the flattop transport barge Comarco 233 and departed Mombasa, ahead of schedule, under the tow of tug Comarco Swift.
Comarco has been contracted by renowned salvage company Resolve Marine to provide resources, including tug Comarco Buzzard, heavy duty ballast barge Comarco 2801, 100t mobile crane, submersible pumps, generators, lighting sets and other salvage equipment.
A train carrying mixed cargo de-railed whilst heading out of the Port of Mombasa to the Nairobi terminus, on the only bridge heading off the Mombasa Island onto the Mainland Kenya. Comarco did a tandem lift on all the carriages using the cranes simultaneously to spread the weight over the very narrow bridge section.
The project has been sanctioned by the Office of the Prime Minister in order to provide safe and reliable docking facilities for the island's fishing and passenger boats.
Comarco completed the crane construction contract for Liebherr Container Cranes at the Comarco Supply Base.
Comarco were awarded the contract by Tanzania Ports Authority for the rehabilitation, fendering and installation of cathodic protection to Quay No 2 at Tanga under a ‘Design and Build’ agreement.
Comarco has recently completed a contract for The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations for the deployment of 25 Fish Aggregating Devices along the coastline of Somalia.
Comarco has signed a contract to deliver rock and and aggregate between the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar and Reunion as part of the offshore road construction project in Reunion, La Nouvelle Route Du Littoral.