As a Vessel Operating Common Carrier, Bowhead has built three shallow draft Landing Craft (the Sam Taalak in 1997, the Greta Akpik in 1998 and the Unalaq in 2014) to facilitate our lighterage operations. Combined with our all-terrain forklift loaders, the lighterage/beach operations take the cargo off the Line Haul Barge for the final half mile to the beach and delivery to our customers.
Remote site service is a specialty. Utilizing the shallow draft Landing Craft, Bowhead is able to provide service to locations not navigable by deeper draft tow boats and barges.
Each landing craft is outfitted with a full complement of cargo handling equipment including all terrain articulating forklifts capable of handling up to 35,000 pounds.