SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Thursday offered a chance for Savannah to see the BigLift Baffin vessel travel into the area.
The ship was expected to arrive early Wednesday morning but was delayed until Thursday evening to be sure the massive vessel could fit into the Port of Savannah safely.
The length of nearly two football fields, the ship offloaded four giant cranes.
It drew a big crowd down on River Street as onlookers waited to see the ship pass.
“My husband is an employee of the Georgia Ports Authority. He’s a crane operator,” said Brittany Graves. “He’s going to be running these actual cranes so we think it’s important for our kids to see where he works, what he does, what this looks like. It’s a monumental occasion.”
The BigLift Baffin has been traveling for 56 days now. Built back in 2016, it can reach a speed of up to 15 knots.
Watch the vessel approach Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge below (courtesy of Savannah Cams).