Omega Morgan heavy lift and rigging crews preparing a large ship loader for transport in Vancouver, Washington at night
Omega Morgan is proud to be known as the one to call when clients need projects done safely and seamlessly. An engineering and manufacturing firm contacted us when their twice-damaged ship loader was finally ready to be loaded and lashed onto a barge for transportation. After several incidents, they needed to know the job would be done well–and our expert heavy lift and rigging crew was more than happy to assist.

A few challenges faced our Portland-based crew: the graveled approach to the barge slip was very steep, and the day of the move, the water levels in the river were unusually low. Our team did everything from special engineering a ramp to assist in the movement of the loader to performing a ballasting operation to ensure the barge would stay level during the move.

The team did a fantastic job in these tricky circumstances, moving the ship loader to the barge and lashing it down for an incident-free return trip. Our client was very happy with the outcome, and we’re grateful to have been able to support them with this complex job.

Read more about the project in our latest case study.