Dawn Shipping Group

Case Studies

Oceans of Hope
15 September 2015
SAILING SCLEROSIS is a global voyage to change perceptions of multiple sclerosis.

The yacht Oceans of Hope (OOH) is going to circumnavigate this wonderful blue planet on a sailing boat with people with a potentially disabling disease, multiple sclerosis (MS). OOH will navigate from the old world across the Atlantic Ocean to the new world. From there it will continue via the Caribbean through the Panama Canal into the Pacific Ocean and on around the world via Australasia.

ONE˚15 Marina, Sentosa Cove - Private Jetty at Benoi Sector - PSA Port (all 3 locations are in Singapore)

1 x Yacht (Oceans of Hope is a Challenge 67 built in 1996)

The Challenge
1. To fabricate a suitable wooden cradle for the yacht mast which is 25m long in a single piece.
2. To fabricate a suitable steel cradle for the yacht which is 20 metres long and has a steel hull.
3. To coordinate between the carrier (Maersk Line) which will transport the yacht from Singapore to Ambarli Port, Turkey, and the heavy-lift operator responsible for lifting works onto container vessel.
4. Inward and outward port & customs clearance for the yacht.

Above Top Left: OOH berthed at ONE˚15 Marina at Sentosa Cove
Above Top Right: Lifting of OOH by barge crane onto cradle
Above Bottom Left & Right: Mast was dismantled and set horizontally on the specially-designed wooden supports.

Above: View of OOH securely stowed on MAERSK DANANG V.533W bound for Ambarli Port, Turkey
Services Utilized
Inward/Outward Port & Customs Clearance
Steel & Wooden Cradle Fabrication
Heavy Haulage Operations
Logistics Coordination

The job was executed smoothly within the timeframe set by our customer, who flown in from the UK to oversee this delicate operation.
After departure from Singapore on 23 August 2015, the team continued to track the vessel voyage. OOH arrived in Ambarli, Turkey on 08 September and was upright and secure after her passage there. The customer was pleased with our services, and commended us for a job well done.