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Meade Crane hoists replica Viking ship

Viking replica ship hoisted into Dublin exhibition

Irish crane firm Meade Crane Hire used two Grove all-terrain cranes to position a replica of the world’s largest Viking ship for an exhibition in Dublin.

The hirer made three lifts of the 30 m long Sea Stallion to position it. The ship had been sailed from Denmark to the Irish capital to recreate Viking voyages.

Initially Meade used its Grove GMK5130 with 50.6 m of main boom to remove the ballast and masts then lift it out of dock onto a low loader.

After transporting, the 13-tonne ship was lifted into the museum site with the help of another 200-tonne crane.

Finally the GMK6300 was used with 100 tonnes of counterweight, 23 m of main boom and 45 m of luffing jib to lift the ship over surrounding buildings into its display area.