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 12 Jan 2024

Sleipnir anchored at the Port of Walvis Bay 12 January 2024


The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) yesterday welcomed the world’s largest and most sustainable SSCV (Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel). The SSCV Sleipner which is on its maiden voyage to the Port of Walvis Bay is owned and operated by Heerema Marine Contractors.

The vessel docked at the Port of Walvis Bay anchorage on the 11th of January 2024, initiating a brief layover expected to span approximately two days.
During this brief visit, SSCV Sleipner which is currently sailing under the Panama flag will undergo essential procedures, including a quick rundown and provisionals facilitated through a launch, crew change, and bunkering via STS (Ship-to-Ship). Notably, SSCV Sleipner boasts its own propulsion system, eliminating the need for tugs to maneuver her across the global seas.

Logistics Support Services is the vessel’s local agent and following this initial call, SSCV Sleipner is set to embark on its journey to America for a designated job. Anticipating continued collaboration, SSCV Sleipner is expected to make a second call to the Port of Walvis Bay later in the year 2024. Namport looks forward to a successful partnership with SSCV Sleipner and reaffirms its commitment to facilitating efficient and seamless maritime operations in the region. Namport remains committed to playing a pivotal role in facilitating maritime trade and operations in the region, contributing to the economic growth and development of Namibia.


Sleipnir anchored at the Port of Walvis Bay 12 January 2024 on its maiden call


SOURCE: Namport