According to the latest news on their website, the City of Adelaide, the oldest surviving composite clipper ship built in 1864, will be hoisted onto the deck of the heavy-lift ship MV Palanpur in the port of Rotterdam today. The heavy-lift ship will carry the historic clipper home to her name-sake city in Australia with several intermediate stops along the way. But, how does one lift 500 tonnes of historic ship and cradle onto the deck of a heavy-lift ship? The obvious answer is — carefully. For a more detailed answer watch the simulation below.
From the City of Adelaide website:
The voyage is likely to adopt the following itinerary:
- Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Norfolk, Virginia, USA
- Cape Town, South Africa (not visiting port)
- Port Hedland, Western Australia
- Dampier, Western Australia (not confirmed)
- Port Adelaide, South Australia
The MV Palanpur, with the City of Adelaide on-board, is estimated to arrive in Port Adelaide between 18 and 30 January 2014.
We are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a ‘virtual’ ticket on the final voyage home of the City of Adelaide . You can donate to become a member of the crew, a passenger or a stowaway or you can send some cargo. Please visit this link.