Clark Adam Self-Propelled Crane Vessel

The Iconic Lead Vessel of the Fleet

It is also suitable for building harbours and lifting large bridge structures. It regularly participates in our rescue operations and connects water and land transport. It lifts and places cargo on shore or transfers it from shore to water. Its special feature is that it can also work independently. During rescue operations, it works alongside a diving vessel, but it often works with one of our pushers and with the mooring barges.


One of the largest and strongest crane vessels in Central Europe was built in 1980 by the Angyalföld Plant of Ganz-MÁVAG Hungarian Shipyards and Crane Factory. It was developed by Endre Szabó, mechanical engineer, and designed by György Mikó, naval architect. When it was built, its capacity was 100 tonnes. In 1995 it underwent a major refurbishment and was converted to a 150-tonne capacity. In 2006, thanks to a further modernisation, its capacity was increased to 200 tonnes.

Technical data

Clark has a lifting capacity of 200 tonnes at 10 m boom reach and 30 tonnes at 30 m reach. Ballast tanks were installed in the hull which are filled with water when the crane is in operation to provide the necessary counterweight. This allows the equipment to remain stable even during the heaviest lifts. Its boom can be laid on the hull, allowing it to pass under the Danube bridges at higher water levels.


Type of main engine: 2 Scania
Main engine power: 2*390kW (2*530 LE)
Auxiliary engine: 70 kVA
Fixed point: 9,2 m
Draught during operation: 1,9 m
Length during operation: 74 m


Crew requirements

When operations are carried out, 12 people are on duty on board. For cruising, 6 people are sufficient. 24-hour supervision is provided by the captain, boatswain, engineers, sailors and by those who tie up the mooring lines.

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