Congratulations to Versabar on their new salvage project for their vessel, the VB-10,000! The VB-10,000 is a twin gantry twin barge catamaran and it is the largest lift vessel in the US. The VB-10,000 has been contracted for the salvage operations of the capsized car carrier M/V Golden Ray.
The very unique heavy lift vessel is equipped with 8 – Thrustmaster TH1000RN, 1,000 hp hydraulic podded retractable azimuthing (steerable) thrusters with containerized diesel hydraulic power units and controls. Each of the vessels barges is configured with 4 of the 8 thrusters to provide precise, pin-point station keeping for dynamic positioning operations. The industry leading Thrustmaster retractable azimuthing thrusters with individual power units provide the vessel with the redundancy needed for an ABS DPS-3 classification.
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Follow the link below for an excellent video of the VB-10,000 performing decommissioning work: