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

Vessel offered for sale “As is, Where is”:

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Atlantis (Chandris Lines) berthed Hamilton Bermuda, or Maybe Nassau, Jan. 1972. I took the picture while on a cadet training cruise to the Caribbean aboard the TS Bay State which is berthed astern of the liner.

Built in 1944 as the WWII transport General W. P. Richardson she went through a few re-builds and many names before she was scrapped in 2004 after a 60 year career.

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Cruise ship Radiance of the Seas prepares to disembark her pilot in Egmont channel as she departs Tampa 30 April 2011. I took the picture from the last ship I worked on before retiring; the Delaware Trader, which was shuttling between the Miss. river and Tampa.

Houston Ship Channel, Spring 1978. Sabine tanker “Trinity”, with “Gulfdeer” astern. Both were WWII T-2’s that had been enlarged. Picture taken while sailing on the “Mobil Lube” as 2/M. Below is a photo taken from the “Mobil Lube” inbound passing the outbound “Gulfdeer” at the entrance of Galveston channel at a later date.


There are a few ATBs in Europe as well:

The BUZZARD and the SAND CARRIER 105 navigating the Dordtsche Kil. Photo : Chris Rombouts ©

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Shipping on the lower Miss. River passing the Coal transfer docks 4-15-2010.

Taken December 19, 2009, a series of pictures taken of the bulk carrier PEMI as she drops the river pilot and takes on the bar pilot as she approaches Southwest Pass.

Hooking up tow:
Hard working Cook!!

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At dawn today, the self-unloading bulker Starnes moored at the quay on Norsk Stein after five or six weeks of sailing from the shipyard in China. The brand new ship is as much as 40,000 tonnes, 25 percent larger than the other ships in the Norwegian Stone system. Photo: Norsk Stein

My first ship. (Febr. - April 1959) as Trainee:

She was the last of the Tall Ships to get an engine installed (1960)

Her present activity:

Come for a climb of the Main Mast:

Been there, done that. (Minus the safety harness) NEVER AGAIN.

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From Maasmond Newsclipping yesterday:
Heavy lift mode to pipelay mode and back to heavy lift – versatility is key! Straight from the successful completion of pipelay duties on the Energinet project, PIONEERING SPIRIT made a short stop in Kristiansand to prepare for a busy summer of lift commitments. The world’s largest construction vessel has multiple platform removal and installation jobs lined up, including her first in the offshore wind energy sector. Over the next couple of months, she’ll transfer, install, remove and deliver structures to locations in the North and Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean:

P.S. on DP in narrow spot.

Arrival of the Russian seismic AKADEMIK PRIMAKOV in the seaport of Den Helder, the Netherlands.
Photo: ©

She is the ex Western Neptune belonging to Western GECO, Houston, a Schlumberger company:

Offshore Marine Contractors (OMC) assisted Borr Drilling to relocate the high spec MODU BORR RAN from Sheerness to the port of Great Yarmouth, both located in the United Kingdom. The 3-legged jack-up rig was maneuvered out of the port of Sheerness in the afternoon of the 18th of May by the FAIRPLAY 31, EN AVANT 10 and MULTRATUG 19.Transit to Sheerness and the tight harbour entry in Great Yarmouth was effectively and safely completed, with the Borr Ran alongside the quay in Great Yarmouth in the early hours of the 20th of May. OMC Towmasters offshore managed the rig move in close cooperation with the Borr Drilling crew on board the Ran. Photo : crew Fairplay 31.

Coming through!!:

Virgin Scarlet Lady entering Portsmouth, UK.

The Finnish VIIKKI is seen navigtaing the Kiel canal Photo : Chris Rombouts ©

The RoRo ARK GERMANIA outbound at the Westerschelde passing Vlissingen Photo : Wim Kosten ©

OHT ‘s FALCON made a bunkerstop at the Everingen Anchorage at the Westerschelde Photo : Wim Kosten ©

Vroon’s lifestock Express GUDALI EXPRESS completed a maintenance period including drydocking in Yeosu (Korea) and left the yard in for some trials Photo : Hans Semeins o/b Coral Acropora ©

The MAERSK EDMONTON was slowly underway to Shanghai. Delays in whole China a normal nowadays. Containers ships everywhere slowly proceeding to the pilot station or fighting to find the best anchor spot In the early morning of 17 June, just after sunrise.
Some fog patches were popping up on the horizon . In the middle of of the fog patch the MARSTAL MAERSK, also underway with Slow speed to Shanghai pilot station.
A perfect cocktail; sunrise fog patched and container ships
Text & Photo : Capt.Peter Lok Master Maersk Edmonton ©

Nice name for a ship:

Those were the days:
W.Wilhelmsen liner Tournai, blt 1948.
Two midship superstructures . Crew quarters in the poop.
5 holds/hatches, two tween decks, all with wooden hatch boards and triple tarpaulins.20 derricks.

Here is one I worked on. Twin 5 cylinder Doxfords. First called to New Zealand in 1948 under Federal Line.

No beauty this one:

Singapore-flagged, 2014 built, ‘APL FULLERTON’ , 13.892 TEU, 177.408 DWT, outbound Antwerp, destination Le Havre, passing Kruse Veer. Photo : Alexander Hoogstrate ©

Technip’s large pipelayer Deep Blue seen in the GoM 2008:

In Mobile Al 2009.

And again in Mobile 2010:

All pictures from Marine Traffic.
She is now passing Ålesund on her way to Technip’s Orkanger spooling base.