Who is that Goofy fellow that is breaking all HSE and ISM rules there is in the book(s):
Is he still there when heading out to sea?:
Which one of these three would you rather serve, or be a passenger, on?:
Or maybe between these three:
Or would any of these two be more to your liking?:
MV Serenissima (ex Harald Jarl) berthing the good old way:
Is this a ship or a floating shopping mall with hotel facilities?: At least the hull "art" is patriotic.
Some stern views:
I'm guessing the Goofy fellow is non-union.
Not surprised. Some of the first supply boats built had aft houses. Glasscock Drilling Company, back about 1950 had two supply vessels with aft houses. The GAIL STORM and the PARI PASSU. I can't find any pics but I remember the PARI PASSU in Sabine Pass in 1970.
I don't know USCG Sub-chapter D, O, I & L, but I believe it has to do with carriage of dangerous cargo and the like?Since I'm sure you do know it by heart I just link to the specifications for Viking Avant: http://www.eidesvik.no/viking-avant/category175.html
For your comparison to the HOS boats: http://hornbeckoffshore.com/fleet/featured/hosmpsv-fleet/370-class-mpsv/hos-strongline
I notice that they have RRM Thrusters, but the DP system is not specified. The biggest difference is the accommodation capacity and standard. Looking at the hull shape I would think the seakeeping capability is also different. Not sure if I would take the HOS boats to work off the North Norwegian coast in the winter. Would you? (That is were the V.Avant has been working since new)
You are invited for a visit onboard one of the strangest ships afloat, the seismic vessel Ramform Titan: https://vimeo.com/182831610Sorry, commentary are in Norwegian, but just turn off the sound. You should get an idea about the size and shape of this vessel anyhow.
What? There's no ping pong table? You haven't lived until you've played ping pong in a windowless space aboard a ship that's rocking and rolling.
A dear friend of mine works on Titan. I used to work on her little sister, Sovereign.
I once spotted all operational Russian nuclear-powered civilian vessels on a single voyage:
We also sailed past the base where the rest are laying in various states of (dis)repair:
Our heroic 10,000 hp icebreaker that never got stuck:
Have a look at this report about the brand new Ocean Tug ALP Striker in the Maasmond Newsletter today: newsletter.maasmondmaritime.com/ShippingNewsPdf/magazine.pdf
Not sure if they have a ping pong table, but not much else is lacking.
Three Teekay Shuttle tankers in Stavanger, Norway:
Photo from gcaptain newsletter.
A real ship arriving back in Hamburg, were she was built 60 years ago:Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Nordstjernen
Seen here from another veteran, the "Cap San Diego", built in 1962:
Maybe the two best looking veteran ships around. What do you think?:
Looks like there will be an addition to the US fleet: https://www.nrk.no/mr/amerikansk-filmgigant-kjopte-offshoreskip-1.13163797Will they flag her US? I don't know, but maybe somebody have inside knowledge?
I can answer that question myself. Here is a picture taken yesterday:The Port of Registry is Valletta. so it appears that she will be under Malta flag, at least initially for the trip t the US for conversion to a whatever is planned. Whether that may change once she gets ready to go into operation is left to be seen.
The largest Norwegian Offshore Vessel "Normand Maximus has just left the yard and gone to work on a 5 year contract to Saipem: http://www.saipem.com/SAIPEM_en_IT/scheda/Vessels/Normand+Maximus.page?
Here she is leaving Aalesund and heading to her first job:Could she show up in GoM one of these days?: http://www.saipem.com/SAIPEM_en_IT/con-side-dx/Press+releases/Awarded+new+offshore+EC+contracts+in+the+Gulf+of+Mexico.page?
That press release is two years old and is for work down in the bay for Pemex. That was weak step up your troll game.
Yes that is right, but you should read the article before jumping to conclusions. The project is ongoing:
The project will be completed by the end of 2017.
I was of the impression that the Gulf of Mexico had something to do with Mexico, but could I be mistaken??
Well smart ass It might be named after their country but they don't own the whole gulf. It's obvious you're trolling.
It's obvious you are hurting.