Nov 21, 2010

Top 7 Biggest Sheerlegs In The World

Kaisho sheerleg A sheerleg is a floating crane, but compared to crane vessel it is not capable of rotating the crane separate from the ship.

There is a huge variety in sheerlegs when it comes to size and capacity. The smaller cranes start around 50 tons in lifting capacity, with the largest being able to lift over 4000 tons. The bigger sheerlegs usually have their own propulsion system and have a large accommodation facility onboard, while smaller units are a floating pontoons that need be towed to their workplace by tugboats.

Common work that sheerlegs are used for are ships salvage, assistance in shipbuilding, loading and unloading large cargo into ships, and bridge building. They have grown considerably larger over the last decades because of growth, mainly because the parts for constructing ships and harbor equipment has grown as well.

Biggest sheerlegs:


1. Svanen, Netherlands -  Lifting capacity: 8700 ton

HLV_Svanenimage credit 


2. HL 5000, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 4536 ton

HL 5000 image credit


3. Kaisho, Japan - 4100 ton

Kaisho image credit


4. Yoshida No.50, Japan - 3700 ton

Yoshida No.50 image credit


5. Musashi, Japan – 3700 ton

Fukada Salvage Construction image credit


6. Rambiz, Netherlands - 3400 ton

Rambiz image credit


7. Asian Hercules II, Singapore – 3200 ton

Asian Hercules II image credit



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This is a really so big and wonderful sheerlegs and I like to share some of the good information for me..Thanks for the great stuff.

That was indeed a very good collection. It would just be something that people will just like to be looking at this. Thanks for sharing this here.

No.5 photo (musashi is wrong).
really photo as below.

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