The video below shows maiden grounding of the Maersk Connector at Morecambe Bay, during pull-in of export cable for DONG Energy’s Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm.

Video: The first engineered grounding of DeepOcean’s Maersk Connector

Built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, Maersk Connector is the second of a new generation of cable-laying vessels based on the proven Damen Offshore Carrier (DOC) platform. Developed as a flexible platform for both transport and installation work offshore, the DOC 8500 is 138 metres in length and has a beam of 27.5 metres.

Source: DeepOcean