Blue Marlin is basically a semi-submersible heavy lift ship designed to transport very large semi-submersible drilling rigs and other ships, above the transport deck. It’s equipped with 38 cabins to accommodate 60 people, a workout room, sauna and swimming facilities. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.

Blue Marlin and her sister ship MV Black Marlin comprise the Marlin class of heavy lift ship. They were owned by Offshore Heavy Transport of Oslo, Norway, from their construction, in April 2000 and November 1999 respectively, until 6 July 2001, when they were purchased by Dockwise Shipping of the Netherlands.