The world's largest heavy lift vessel has called at the Port of Tyne in South Tyneside.
The MV Lone, owned by shipping company SAL of Germany, together with sister ship Svenja, is the most powerful heavy lift ship in the world.
Its two cranes have a joint hoisting capacity of 2,000 tons making it well suited to service demanding offshore projects within the oil and gas industry.
The Lone was in Port to collect the modules assembled at IHC, including one 32m high cable laying wheel assembly which is destined for Norway.
Alan Conway, IHC Engineering Business Construction Manager, said: "The Port has excellent facilities, making IHC's offshore support base ideally placed to undertake projects for the oil and gas sectors."
Steven Harrison, Port of Tyne Chief Operating Officer, said: "The Port's deep water berths can accommodate some of the largest vessels afloat and by working with IHC it is good to see vessels of this scale operating at the Port of Tyne."
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