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Cosco puts new semi-submersible of the “Super X” series into service

Caption: Cosco's new deck carrier "Xiang Tai Kou" (© Cosco Shipping Heavy Transport)

The Chinese state-owned Cosco Group has put its latest semi-submersible into service.

Cosco has now confirmed the delivery of the “Xiang Tai Kou” from the “Super X” series[ds_preview].

This is a semi-submersible vessel with a deadweight tonnage of 65,000 tons and DP2 technology. With the 46 m wide and 231 m long newbuild, Cosco Specialized Carriers’ fleet will grow to a total of 16 vessels.

Cosco newbuild with large loading area

It has a propulsion power of 2 x 6,000 kW and a deck area for cargo of 192 m x 46 m with a permissible load of 25 t per m² – up to 35 t at individual points, according to a ship description.

The shipping division Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers is one of the most important players in MPP shipping with a large number of heavy-lift, MPP and semi-submersible vessels. In total, the subsidiary operates more than 100 vessels, including MPP, heavylift, car carriers, deck carriers, semi-submersibles, timber carriers and asphalt tankers. Most recently, a series of MPP vessels for pulp transportation was ordered and an 80,000-ton semi-submersible and a 65,000-ton semi-submersible were put into service.

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