Moving Sea Launch

A special carrier that is going to transport the Sea Launch Odyssey vessel to Russia anchored Monday morning near the Belmont Shore beach. The Odyssey is the ocean-going launch platform for the Sea Launch company; it was used to launch rockets into space to place satellites.

On Sunday, the Odyssey was loaded onto the blue ship, so that it could be transported, according to Port of Long Beach information officer Lee Peterson. In 2018, the S7 Group purchased the Sea Launch company.