Pictures of Ships, Tugs, Off Shore Rigs, Barges, and those who work them

No, but a Work Wests were compulsory when riding the Billy Pugh
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PS> Helmet, safety shoes and safety glass to be worn at all times when on deck,


The WORLD ODYSSEY ( Semester at Sea) moored in Malta
Photo: Michael Cassar ©

The safety glasses were the last thing required to be worn .

When two merge into one:


Electric ferries Bastø IV & V meeting half way between Moss & Horten, Oslofjord


SKANDI SKANSEN and 7 OCEANS alongside King’s Quay in the Gulf of Mexico doing SIMOPS. SKANSEN doing the final tensioning of the chains and 7 OCEANS hanging risers.


LE BOREAL seen anchored in Punta Arenas, Chile.
Photo: Oliver Missiaen (c)

PS> New “guests” waiting on the pier, all dressed up and read in their best tuxedo!!


The above photo clearly shows the amazing capabilities of the NORTHERN ROCK .
Photo: Capt Pieter Meuleman - Master Northern Rock ©

It got a little rough out there today:


On our way back from a photo flight for storm Dudley we spotted the KNRM lifeboat GRAAF VAN BYLANDT practising in the high seas northwest of Vlieland.
Proud to see these people sailing under this difficult circumstances!
Photo: Flying Focus Aerial Photography www.flyingfocus.nl ©


Heerema’s DCV BALDER (blt. as SSCV 1978, converted to DCV 2001. Max SWL 6300 m.t.) Moored in Caracas Bay in Curacao
Photo: Jonathan Jonckheer ©


As seen from the AKER WAYFARER, Drillship NS-42, ODN II with Petrobras FPSO P-76 in the background.
Photo: Capt Stein G. Monsholm - Master Aker Wayfarer (c)

M/V Paul R Tregurtha in winter layup Duluth, Minnesota. At 1013 feet the longest ship on the Great Lakes

Some PSVs owned by Tidewater:


PSV Gerard Tide, MMC-887 Design, Blt. Fujian Mawei, 2012, Flag; Vanuatu.
Operator: TIDEWATER MARINE INTERNATIONAL SINGAPORE


PSV North Pomor, ST-216 Arctic design, Blt. Simek A/S 2013.Flag; Norwegian.
Operator: Tidewater Marine A/S, Sandnes


PSV Troms Lyra, Vard PSV-08 design. Blt. STX Brevik 2013. Flag; Isle of Man
Operator; Troms Offshore A/S, Tromsø

Work in progress:


The ECO ICE moored in Rio Grande
Photo: Marcelo Vieira ©

Singapore flag Wood Chips Carrier EG COURAGE arriving in Rio Grande, Brazil, from Yangpu, China:


Photo: Marcelo Vieira ©

EG COURAGE (IMO: 9303132) is a Wood Chips Carrier that was built in 2006 ( 16 years ago ) and is sailing under the flag of Singapore .

It’s carrying capacity is 51976 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 9.3 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 203.5 meters and her width is 37.2 meters.


This vessel had a short n sweet transit in Singapore.
While in Singapore the vessel was renamed from POLAR ONYX to ONYX.

Now off to Manila:

Need some power? Normand Samson can supply some real power:


The NORMAND SAMSON (ex Far Samson) inbound for Rotterdam Photo : R&F van der Hoek (c)


The SYMPHONY SKY in the Bay of Bothnia waiting outside Tornio. The crew is making the most of it.
Photo : C/O Gijs Schouwink o/b Symphony Sky (c)

Container ships of all colours in R’dam:


Containerships at Rotterdam Maasvlakte
Photo: Flying Focus Aerial Photography www.flyingfocus.nl ©


“The Race” MSC GAIA - TRICA and THEODORE ESSBERGER navigating the Westerschelde
Photo: Luc de Cock - Malumax Photography (c)

TRUE LOVE REALLY EXIST!!!:


The bulker TRUE LOVE inbound for Rotterdam passing Maassluis
Photo: Suzanne Neuman (c)

Who pick ship’s names these days??:


The SMILEY LADY outbound from Singapore Brani Container Terminal
Photo: Piet Sinke www.maasmondmaritime.com (c)


SKANDI KVITSØY arriving at Aberdeen on 18/3/22.
Photo: Maurice Napier ©


The POSH HAWK transited the Singapore strait from west to East with the HAKURYU-5

Photos: Nathan (c)

I was on her maiden trip in 1975 from the building yard to first drilling location off Hokkaido, Japan.

PS> And many times since, both in Japan, Taiwan, S.E. Asia and in Namibia.
Last time was in Labuan in 2012, where she was in layup for a while:


Preparing for a tow back to Japan for major upgrade.


The USNS MILLINOCKET (T-EPF-3) navigating the Johor Strait outbound from Singapore Sembawang heading for Subic Bay (Philippines)
Photo: Nathan (c)

PS> Look at all those dooms and antennas. I wonder what this one does for a living. :innocent:


HOS RED ROCK / IMO 9647655 navigating the Mediterranean Sea , 26-03-2022
Photo: Capt Johan Trommel ©

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