ALE has completed the load-in of the Sewol ferry, as part of a complex salvage operation in the East China Sea. During this operation, ALE utilised a record-breaking 600 axle lines of SPMT. At 17,000t, this is the heaviest piece ever to be transported by SPMTs.
ALE was contracted to perform the load-in operations of the high-profile ferry, which tragically capsized two years ago.
Although the ferry was estimated to weigh 13,000t, the client faced the challenge of moving a ferry for which there was no way of confirming the actual weight and CoG position until it was lifted from the sea and positioned onto the barge.