Last week the Happy Dover, a heavy load carrier departed Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock after a quick clean up that included removal of marine growth, painting the underwater hull and hull sides, ballast tank inspections and replacing the seals on the propeller blades and stern tube.
The 157m long vessel features two large holds, which can accommodate anything from shipping containers to smaller vessels. The aft hold alone measures in at about half the length of the vessel and can accommodate up to seven large shipping containers.
After a 14-day docking period in #NorthVan, the Happy Dover is headed across the Pacific Ocean to return to its regularly scheduled mission of transporting heavy loads all over the world. It’s not every day we get to see a bright yellow vessel at the Drydock. Great job and photos from the VDC crew.