Getting the Calypso onto the Cargo Ship to leave the Concarneau Port
The Craning is the most spectacular step!
The cargo ship responsible for transport is equipped with 2 gantries (large cranes) of 150 tonnes each. These were equipped with 2 larger spacers to protect the Calypso’s hull. Each crane is connected to the cradle by 2 rings.
This operation is extremely technical, because the length of the entire vessel with its cradle is larger than the space between the cranes (36m.). The process therefore required very precisely coordinated action by both of the cranes.
Calypso was then placed in the hold of the cargo where it will be secured for the crossing.