PROJECTS

Pacific Patrol Boats Return

MARKET DEFENCE  |  SECTOR NAVY 
Origin(s)

Port of Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Port of Suva, Fiji

Destination(s)

Port of Cairns, Australia

Project

Pacific Patrol Boats Return

 
Equipment

Two (2) Patrol Boats

Total Volume

4,000 cbm

Total Weight

320 mt

Heaviest Lift

160 mt

Year

2017

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Westlink was engaged to relocate two Pacific Patrol Boats for refurbishment and repair. The Patrol Boats were lifted from water in Fiji and Tonga and delivered to water at Cairns, Australia via a heavy lift vessel. This opportunity was awarded to Westlink by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for which it has been a qualified subcontractor for the ADF Sealift Panel since 2013.

SCOPE

  • Pre-lift inspection and structural integrity verification completed prior to vessel arrival in Tonga and Fiji

  • Coordination with the local Navy at each load port to facilitate vessel hand over

  • Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV) – Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Suva, Fiji to Cairns, Australia

Mining Specific Logistics

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zero LTIs

  • Heavy lifting of patrol boats – loading from water and discharging to water

  • Specialised cradle design and fabrication for patrol boat stowage onboard HLV

  • Seamless quarantine approval in Australia despite original condition and age of both patrol boats

  • Coordination with local navy in Tonga and Fiji

GALLERY