SURVEY DRY TRANSPORT OF LIFT BOAT HAMAD EAGLE
The 245 class three-legged lift boat HAMAD EAGLE (ex SEACOR EAGLE) was dry transported from the port of Houma, LA, to
offshore Cabinda, Angola, using the semi-submersible heavy-lift ship YACHT SERVANT. Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc.
provided the review of the Transport Manual and the marine warranty survey for this transport for ACS Chartering, division of UTC
Overseas. In December 2023, the cribbing arrangement on the YACHT SERVANT was checked and approved, after which the vessel
was ballasted down to loading draft. Early next morning, the HAMAD EAGLE was towed to the submersed vessel and slowly moved
inside the dock, using its own thrusters, and positioned over its cribbing. After deballasting, the vessel crew installed all the
seafastening stoppers and uplift lashings. After final inspections and issuing of the Certificate of Approval, the YACHT SERVANT
departed with destination Angola.
In Angola, all seafastenings and lashings were removed by the crew, and the cribbing and lift boat hull was surveyed before the
heavy-lift vessel ballasted down to offload the lift boat. Once fully afloat, the HAMAD EAGLE was successfully floated off using winch
wires and its own propulsion.
Scope of Work
The project scope included: