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

seems like a nice rig 80k bbl unit

Photo: Bernt Baltzersen
An unusual view of … (What??)

USS Robert S Peary leaving Trondheim.

Photo: Bjørn Digre

Destination unknown:

Still heading north along the Norwegian coast. Maybe back to Tromsø?? (Grøtsund Fort)

GUANG RONG loaded with sand spotted in Malta Photo : Michael Cassar (c)

Anybody have a name and details for this one??
(Hoosier State??)

DEME dredgers rainbowing at Abu Qir Port, Egypt

As the Nordstream 2 pipeline project nears completion the Russian pipelayer AKADEMIK CHERSKIY is no more required and left the installation area. The 150m 29513gt vessel arrived at Kiel Aug 23rd for demobilization, including a partial deinstallation of the 145m stinger. Though her hull was launched at Tongzhou as early as 2007, financial problems delayed her delivery by Kwong Soon Eng. Co Ltd at Singpore until 2015 as JASCON 18. Soon later Gazprom acquired her for work in the Far East and in 2020 AKADEMIK CHERSKIY relocated to the Baltic in a move to replace the Allseas fleet due to the US sanctions related to the Nordstream 2 project. Photo : Martin Lochte-Holtgreven ©

Yes, that was the Hoosier State. Originally the Marine Arrow a C4-S-B5 design built in 1945. Became the Hoosier State in 1955. Scrapped in Taiwan in 1971.

Containerfeeder JORK outbound from Antwerp as seen from the MULTRATUG 19 Photo : Bram Jonas - Chief Engineer MT19 ©

The SAGA VOYAGER outbound from Antwerp navigating the Westerschelde
Photo : Mateo Witte ©

Liberty Moon (in Great Yarmouth early 1970s??)

The largest private residential ship THE WORLD (IMO No. 9219331) navigating between the Peninsula of Peljesac and Island of Korcula in Croatia.
Photo : Ivica Krmek - Managing Director (The BMA AFNI) - Adriatic Marine Services ©

Boskalis trio rainbowing at Texel:

Photo : Flying Focus Aerial Photography ©

The Rock of Gibraltar is on the move:

Photo: D.Owens

Anybody remember this place??


The DUTCH SPIRIT inbound navigating the Westerschelde Photo : Walter de Groot (c)

The NOAA research vessel Fairweather sails in Alaska waters. (NOAA)

After transiting from Singapore to Scandinavia the BBC ICELAND (former “KOTA BAGGA”) arrived in Kiel at the Lindenau Shipyard where a lot of maintenance work started on 1.September. The ship will be ready for sailing soon. Photo : Frank Behling ©
PS> Still with PIL funnel mark and colours.

Lots of Lego bricks on the move:

The inbound “MUNICH MAERSK” is passing here the outbound “MOGENS MAERSK” at Maasmond, being the entrance of the Port of Rotterdam Photo : Cees van der Kooij ©

Not many Royal Yachts left in active service, but here is one of them:

One of the last remaining Royal yachts is DANNEBROG, the yacht of the Danish Royal family of Queen Margrethe. DANNEBROG is named after the Danish flag and officially a part of the Danish Navy. The 78m yacht was delivered by the Danish Orlogsvarvet in 1932 and is usually anchored in the port of Copenhagen across from the famous Langelinie waterfront. However from time to time the yacht is underway and was spotted in perfect light approaching the Holtenau locks Sep 3rd returning to the Baltic from Esbjerg. The crew is on the deck for the manoeuvre, all dressed up in white uniforms. Photo : Martin Lochte-Holtgreven ©

She carries a heavy load on her back:

The scrubber equipped VLCC C.SPIRIT anchored off Gibraltar Photo : Francis Ferro (c)

She ain’t no beauty:

“Jean Lykes”, United States freighter from Lykes Lines, - in the English Channel, May 29. 1990.
Built in 1961 by Bethlehem Steel Co. for US flag. DWT.: 11343, - LOA.: 150,9 m, - Beam: 21,1 m, - Propulsion: Steam turbine, - 17 knots.
Lenghtened in 1972 to LOA: 180,6 m, - DWT.: 14489, - Renamed “Velma Lykes” in 1993, Scrapped at Alang in 1994.
Photo: Karsten Petersen ©

It’s a’blowin out thare:

And a bit nippy:

Departing Marsden Point in horrible weather with heavy squall passing through as the ship swung off the berth. MAJURO CHIEF has been recently renamed from SHUNTIEN. Photo : Bryan Shankland ©

Kiel week 2021. Russian Nordstream gas pipeline laying vessel “AKADEMIK CHERSKIY” and the first electric pedal boat in Germany – the “SEACYCLER”. Photo : Frank Behling (c)

PS> There are electric bikes and scooters, so why not an electric paddle boat??

Drillship Bore Cat:

Drill tower and pipe rack:

Bore Cat cuts through blue winter waters on the way into Risavika while passing the historic lighthouse island Flatholmen covered in snow.

SS Badger. I’m a cook.

Sea/River ship NINA B inbound for Antwerp navigating the the Westerschelde:

Photo : Huib Lievense ©