Fort Lauderdale-based Yacht Path Marine Group is proud to announce that they have signed the contract to transport the 270-ton, 140-foot custom-build pirate ship from Barbers Point, Hawaii to St. Thomas, USVI. The replica pirate ship “Black Pearl” is well known thanks to her role in Disney’s blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
This replica tall ship set is constructed over the hull of another vessel, the “Sunset”, which was once used to service the oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
“We are honored to have been awarded this Contract”, said Mr. Dennis Cummings, principal and managing director of Yacht Path. “We are one of the few companies in the world with the experience and knowledge to safely perform such a complex transport project.”
“We performed the loading of “Black Pearl” utilizing both ship’s cranes in a lift most commonly known as a “tandem lift”, said Oliver Edwards, head Loadmaster for this project. The entire operational process – loading, blocking, cradling, welding and sea-fastening took approximately six hours from start to finish. The M/V “BBC Pearl” had departed Barbers Point, Hawaii on November 12, 2012 for a three week voyage to St Thomas.