CEA Project Logistics - Seahawk Helicopter Transportation

Seahawk Helicopter Transportation

Utapao Airport, Thailand
Laem Chabang, Thailand

3 Days

Helicopter Specifications

  • Height 4.04m
  • Operating length 19.76m
  • Folded length 12.47m
  • Width 3.26m
  • Value 7m USD

Equipment Used

  • 55t Mobile crane
  • Container reach stacker
  • Air ride trailer
  • Mafi trailer
  • Spreader beams
  • Rigging equipment
  • Shrink wrap
  • Cislin 25

CEA Project Logistics - Seahawk Helicopter Transportation - Loading Seahawk
Loading at Utapao air base

CEA Project Logistics were employed to assist the Royal Thai Navy in the transportation and shipping of a USD multi-million Seahawk Helicopter. The Seahawk was moved from its base at Utapao Airport in Rayong to the CEA consolidation facility in Laem Chabang to be prepared for shipping to Australia.


CEA, Royal Thai Navy personnel and representatives from the maintenance company convened at Utapao Airport in Rayong, Thailand to begin the project. Two Modular spreader bars were assembled with the required slings and attached to a 55 T mobile crane. The CEA rigging team then attached the slings and shackles to the Seahawks lifting points.

The Seahawk was lowered on to a Drop-Deck Air Ride trailer and secured in place with ratchet straps and lashing readying her for the journey to the CEA Cargo Consolidation Facility.

Upon arrival at CEA, the Seahawk was transported to one of their warehouses and removed from the trailer with a Reach Stacker. When all  checks were complete a CEA Shrink Wrap team set to work covering the whole helicopter in industrial grade shrink wrap that will protect the Seahawk from the corrosive effects the elements can produce during transportation.

The Seahawk was transported on a Drop-Deck Air Ride trailer to Laem Chabang Port then loaded on to a Mafi trailer. Prior to loading, the Mafi was thoroughly cleaned and sprayed with Cislin 25 comply with Australian DAFF/AQIS authorities and regulations. As the fore wheels were wider than the Mafi, a steel plate extension was fabricated by CEA to ensure a safe and secure load. The Seahawk was then lashed and strapped by the CEA rigging team under the close supervision of a 3rd party marine surveyor.

After loading was complete a tug master pushed the Mafi and Seahawk into place on the RoRo vessel where it was safely secured for the transit to Australia.

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