In June 1976, the Martin Jensen shipyard at Leer, West Germany, delivered the heavy-lift ship Samson Scan, the first of two such ships being built for the Blaesbjerg Group company K/S Bulk Tramp, of Aarhus (Denmark). She is equipped with 2 X 15-tonne lifting gear, and also has two 10-t derricks and a 10-t traversing crane on a travelling portal; this crane can be removed if it should form an obstruction. The owners chose this ship-type because it can be used for heavy-lift or for normal general-cargo service and because the heavy cargo items can be stowed below instead of on deck. The hatch opening to the single hold measures 52 by 13 m; two portable beams are used to solve some structural and other problems resulting from this large opening. Containers can be stowed in the hold (142 X 20-ft) and on deck (40 X 20-ft). The pontoon hatch-covers for the tweendeck can be used as transverse grain-bulkheads (longitudinal bulkheads are not required). The two 150-tonne derricks, one at each end of the hold, are supported by A-type portal masts braced by tubular stays, and are of Mannesmann design. They each have a twin topping-lift; at a topping angle of 30 deg. they can be slewed through 75 deg., corresponding to an outreach of 16.5 m; hydraulic support-arms are provided to restrain listing when loading at a quay. The heavy-lift arrangements, and the ship and her other equipment, are further described in the article, which includes general-arrangement drawings of the vessel and her cargo-handling gear.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Schroedter (C) and Company

    Stubbenhuk 10
    Hamburg 11,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1976-10


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • HANSA
    • Volume: 113
    • Issue Number: 19
    • Publisher: Deutsche Bahn AG

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM