Thursday, July 18, 2019

Bandura for cable baskets

The Dutch general cargo ship Bandura arrived this morning and tied up at Pier 9C to be fitted with cable baskets. The prefabricated steel structures will be fitted in the ship's holds to enable it to carry fibreoptic cable.

Once the frames are in place the ship will likely sail to Portsmouth / Newington, NH to load the cable. Halifax is a popular spot for this type of work, with several ships loading the baskets, also known as tanks, in recent years.

Bandura is one of many ships built by the Damen company. Its hull was built by Zaliv in Kerch, Ukraine and delivered to Damen's Bergum yard in the Netherlands for completion. The 5425 gt, 8217 dwt ship is fitted with two 40 tonne capacity cranes.


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