Ultra Deep Solutions has PICASSO and VAN GOGH currently working on large subsea project in the Middle East area. The vessels both have 18 men saturation systems, twin 18 men SPHL’s, Air systems and classed under DNV-GL.
Sea/River ship Wilson Rhine is at Vigra Spooling Base today with pipes from Bremen .
(Web camera lens covered by raindrops, Seen here during an earlier visit in Finnfjorden):
Seen here in river mode:
Lots of different specialized vessel in use by the Aquaculture industry.
Here is a colourful vessel seen in Ålesund today, M/V Taupiri:
This one and her sister ships, the Taupo and Taurunga is designed to pick up live fish directly from the pens, kill and bleed them while transporting to the processing plants. All in as humane and stress less condition as possible, while maintaining a totally isolated environment to avoid spreading sickness:
The vessels are owned by Napier A.S.
PS> No I don’t know what is the connection with NZ
A better look:
Modern European Short sea / River vessel :
The Dutch general cargo/container vessel "ISIS"inbound for Moerdijk and arriving from Thessaloniki (Greece) Photo : Cees van der Kooij ©
Whale Factory ships “Sir James Ross” & “Thorshavet” in layup between seasons in Sandefjord, Norway:
The whale factory ship “Thorhøvdi” returning from her last whaling season in 1964/65:
She became the “Drillship” in 1967 (later J.W.Bates, R&B):
Broken up in Thailand in 1985
The Dutch flag Cement Carrier Shetland was successfully launched in 2019:
She is new trading on the Norwegian coast.
She is in Ålesund today, but too murky to get a good picture, so I borough one from Marine Traffic: