MOSSEL BAY NEWS - Members of the public commented on a super-large vessel which passed Mossel Bay in the direction of Cape Town this afternoon, 13 May.
The word, Boskalis, the name of a shipping company, was spotted on the vessel. The Mossel Bay Advertiser enquired to Boskalis, based in Papendrecht in The Netherlands, about the huge carrier.
Spokesperson Arno Schikker said: "I can confirm that the Boskalis vessel which passed Mossel Bay is the semi-submersible heavy transport vessel, BOKA Vanguard.
"The BOKA Vanguard is currently transporting the fish farm, Havfarm 1, to Norway, where it is expected to arrive mid-June. "With a width of 60 metres and a length of 385 metres, this 36 000-ton fish farm is the largest cargo ever transported by vessel."
The fish farm was loaded off the coast of the Chinese city of Yantai.
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