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


#741

Everyone is hurting look out your window slick…

https://gcaptain.com/oil-majors-seeking-norway-exit-warned-shutdown-costs-may-remain/

http://gcaptain.com/norway-companies-cut-offshore-investments/

http://gcaptain.com/norways-stacked-offshore-fleet-swells-to-100-vessels/

One for the road…


#742

[QUOTE=Fraqrat;192493]Everyone is hurting look out your window slick…
https://gcaptain.com/oil-majors-seeking-norway-exit-warned-shutdown-costs-may-remain/
http://gcaptain.com/norway-companies-cut-offshore-investments/
http://gcaptain.com/norways-stacked-offshore-fleet-swells-to-100-vessels/[/QUOTE]

Yes looking around me here in Aalesund I can see dozens of idle Offshore vessels in layup.
I can supply you with up to date info on the number of offshore vessels hired at what dayrate, vessels available and vessels in layup in the North Sea Basin: http://www.westshore.no/

Reading the local press and attending meetings in the local Shipping Club, I can also follow how local Owners are struggling to keep control of their companies. Island Offshore is one of them: http://splash247.com/island-offshore-halts-amortisation-payments/
There are many who see opportunities to pick up top modern fleets on the cheap in these hard times. This includes American Hedge Funds that is out to strip the companies, not to salvage them.

It is good to see that the Norwegian Government has had the foresight to pass a Law to stop the large Oil Companies from escaping their obligation to clean up after the fields they have made billions from run dry. Shell is one of them: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/shell-to-sell-off-norway-oilfields-5ckgqg6vj

There is a tendency to try to sell old North Sea fields, both in Norwegian, UK and Danish sectors, to smaller companies who drain the last drops and then abandon the fields because they do not have the ability to pay for removal and cleanup: https://gcaptain.com/oil-majors-seeking-norway-exit-warned-shutdown-costs-may-remain/
How are US authorities coping with the same problem in the GoM, Alaska and the short lived shale oil & gas wells?


#743

Cruise ship passing through the Corinth Canal: http://www.shippax.com/en/news/celestyal-nefeli-breaks-record.aspx
Tight fit.


#744

Another large DSV delivered and joining the fleet, but not in the conventional market. This one has been sold to Allseas and will be part of the spread supporting the Pioneer Spirit, the world’s largest vessel: https://www.vesselfinder.com/news/7913-Skipsteknisk-designed-OSV-Oceanic-handed-over-to-Allseas


#745

[QUOTE=ombugge;192990]Another large DSV delivered and joining the fleet, but not in the conventional market. This one has been sold to Allseas and will be part of the spread supporting the Pioneer Spirit, the world’s largest vessel: https://www.vesselfinder.com/news/7913-Skipsteknisk-designed-OSV-Oceanic-handed-over-to-Allseas[/QUOTE]

Sorry,wrong thread. Moved to more appropriate thread.


#746


#747

75 years since the day that has lived in infamy.

I was an AB sailing with the SUP in Matson’s Maui in early 1998. June 10th saw us eastbound from Honolulu toward Seattle, and then down to Oakland.
The old man had altered course to intercept the west bound tug Sea Victory and tow USS Missouri bound toward Pearl Harbor.

http://www.pireport.org/articles/1998/06/11/position-report-uss-missouri-tow-hawaii

I recall how many that fought to get her saved as a museum ship, referred to Missouri as “one of the bookends”. I was to learn they referred to the sunken Arizona as the first bookend and Missouri as the second. An encapsulation of World War 2 of sorts.

Around morning coffee, I was on the 8x12 and on the bridge, the crew mustered voluntarily to get themselves in a photo as Missouri was towed by. We crowded onto the starboard bridge wing and passed the cameras around. Even the off watch black gang went below to relieve the watch so they could also pose in front of history being towed by.

A good day at sea.


#748

[QUOTE=Emrobu;190527]A dear friend of mine works on Titan. I used to work on her little sister, Sovereign.[/QUOTE]

Ramform Titan (first 3 min.) and Ramform Sovereign, all in one video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glMvszqjlYs


#749

Take a virtual tour of Allsea’s new Oceanic (ex Voldstad Oceanic): http://elkon-tr.com/virtual/NB1063%20Virtual%20Tour.html
She will be working with the Pioneering Spirit


#750

Life is hard on board a “live fish carrier” trading along the Norwegian coast.
Arctic conditions prevail for half the year in the northern part, with darkness and cold, wet, stormy weather. A little comfort helps to keep the crew happy and content though: http://maritime.no/nybygg/bli-med-om-bord-i-det-nye-flaggskipet/


#751

[QUOTE=ombugge;194528]Life is hard on board a “live fish carrier” trading along the Norwegian coast.
Arctic conditions prevail for half the year in the northern part, with darkness and cold, wet, stormy weather. A little comfort helps to keep the crew happy and content though: http://maritime.no/nybygg/bli-med-om-bord-i-det-nye-flaggskipet/[/QUOTE]

All the crew really wanted was a karaoke machine and a ping pong table. If you lived like that at work, why would you go home?


#752

Anybody familiar with this classical American tug?:

Here is what I know:

MR. NITROX ex-GIS FORCE ex-INT’L FORCE ex-QUEST
67grt (was 98grt) 77ft
built 1956 Burton Construction & Shipbuilding Co, Port Arthur TX (Yd 225)
2 x Detroit Diesel
No IMO
Owner unknown

She is still active, now in S.E.Asia.


#753

Probably the BILL TIDE. Burton built many of these vessels for stand-by, utility and seismic vessels. State Boat, Muchowich Marine and Tidex had these vessels that I remember.


#754

[QUOTE=ombugge;194688]Anybody familiar with this classical American tug?:

Here is what I know:

She is still active, now in S.E.Asia.[/QUOTE]

Not as interesting as that re-purposed ex-Coast Guard buoy tender behind the tug.


#755

Did a lookup by the imo # it is the ex Uscg Laurel


#756

More tugs. This time modern harbour tugs operating in Montreal, Ca.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=iat5yetvzkY&app=desktop


#757

The first of six new AHTS for Maersk Supply is getting her first dancing lesson: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2017/02/05/Første-tur-for-Maersk-skip-14171602.ece?cx_front_click=baseline_test&cx_front_click_place=2&cx_front_click_articles=2

Looks somewhat different from earlier AHTS.


#758

Less “Big-F” boats in lay-up:


At least here in Aalesund.

BTW There may soon be no "Big-F"s to be seen around the world, if the deal with Rokke and Fredriksen goes through, they will all be Solstad ships.


#759

Vard to build a Krill Trawler after some disputes with the Norwegian finance system: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2017/02/14/Vard-skal-bygge-krillfartøy-til-én-milliard-14220173.ece?cx_front_click=baseline_test&cx_front_click_place=0&cx_front_click_articles=2
This one will be operating in the Southern Ocean year around.


#760

Back in 2015 Sea Shepherds chased a Pirate fishing vessel around the Southern Ocean and eventually to the Gulf of Guinea, where the crew scuttled her. Here is the story: http://gcaptain.com/sea-shepherd-believes-notorious-fish-poaching-ship-likely-scuttled-off-sao-tome/

This vessel was originally built at Hatlo Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway in 1969 as the Vestervon of Klakksvik, Faeroy Islands. Some of the veteran shipbuilders in Ulsteinvik are still proud of their workmanship and the beautiful trawler they constructed back then: http://www.smp.no/pluss/2017/03/01/–-Vi-var-svært-kry-av-båten-–-som-vart-pirat-14347265.ece?cx_front_click=baseline_test&cx_front_click_place=6&cx_front_click_articles=2

By coincident I took pictures of this vessel at a shipyard in Singapore a few years earlier:

After I had posted these photos on a forum in 2012 I was contacted by a person in Norway who was engaged in the identification and capture of these pouching vessels. (No he did not belong to Sea Shepherds)I sent him all info I had, plus high resolution of the pictures for distribution to others also trying to stop illegal fishing in the CAMLAR Zone, especially for Patagonian Toothfish.

PS> The ATB in the background on that first picture may be of more interest to some here?