Thursday, 27 September 2012

Meercat Barge Launched at Trafalgar Wharf

Today at Trafalgar Wharf, Tony and Phil bravely launched one of the heaviest boats lifted by our hoist. The barge built by Meercat Workboats, a tenant of Trafalgar Wharf, weighed in at around 35 tonnes. The boat is made in two pieces, the other half was launched last week in preparation for today.

Everyone held their breath as the hoist travelled down the slipway but Tony confidently delivered the boat safely into the water to be partnered up with its other half.

The barge will be on sea trials this weekend in Portsmouth Harbour and The Solent before we lift it out again and load it to transport before it travels to Ireland to lay mooring buoys.