Atlantic Eagle Workboat, Nova Scotia, Canada - 1999
Equipment Used - 150 ton capacity OT style Hilman rollers
The Atlantic Eagle workboat rolls down the gangways on Hilman rollers at the shipyard. Several 150 ton capacity “OT” style Hilman rollers modified with Accu-Roll “R” were used to launch this new workboat.
The launching rails ran from the ways into the water and provided the rolling surface for the guided rollers carrying the vessel. After the launch, the rollers are retrieved, washed-down and will be used for the next launch. Several shipyards now use Hilman rollers for launching vessels ranging from small workboats to large ocean going ships.