Ship crane looks after the trees
A Palfinger marine crane installed on one of the largest Oasis class ships is being used to transport and plant trees.
The Allure of the Seas is the second and latest ship in the Oasis class with 16 decks, more than 5,400 passengers and 2,100 crew. With a length of 361 metres it is the world’s biggest cruise vessel and the installed Palfinger PK 150002 marine crane is being used for transporting and planting trees onboard the ocean giant.
This special marine crane has an outreach of 27 metres and a winch with a stowed length of over 120 metres of cable.
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The Palfinger PK150002 marine crane
The Allure of the Seas is regarded as a floating architectural marvel. The cruise ship has seven different lifestyle areas: the Central Park, the Boardwalk and the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, the Vitality at Sea fitness centre, the Entertainment Place and the Youth Zone, where various activity facilities, from a climbing wall and a basketball pitch to a surf simulator and a diving pool, can be enjoyed by guests.
The huge Central Park includes cafés and shops and a botanical garden, with more than 12,000 tropical plants. The garden contains over 50 trees and countless palms and bamboo bushes. The PK 150002 M crane was installed to help look after the trees and plants. It also assists with the exact positioning of palms in the landscape.