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

The CS SOVEREIGN completed a drydocking period and departed with a fresh coat of paint and new hull colour:

Photo : Willem Holtkamp ©

Drillship NOBLE DON TAYLOR and the KIRK CHOUEST offshore Guyana:

Photo: Oliver Missiaen ©

Ro/Pax COLOR VIKING moored in home port Sandefjord, Norway
Photo: Jan Willem Goudriaan ©

Bay Delta’s Delta Linda heading outbound under the golden gate

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Nice shot. Memories of a place where it’s not uncommon to sail in solid fog with a 25kt wind and a current to rival the one in Hell Gate in the East River.

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Spotted something new for me, ATB’s in Norway.

Any name and info?

There is a vessel somewhere under all that mess :

The SEVEN PACIFIC moored in Dusavik (Norway) Photo : Serhiy Lipovanchuk ©

No, forgot to check the AIS tracker.

The REGAL PRINCESS outbound from Zeebrugge disembarking the pilot at Wandelaar Pilot station before heading for Rotterdam Photo : Ronald Ribbe – ©

Do you see any navigation lights anywhere??

There appears to be two of them, or is that some trick photography?
Second question; where did you take the pictures??

BTW; There is a lot of dredging work going on in the Russian Arctic. Could this have something to do with that??

Under the Midnight Sun?:

Luckily it has been heavy rain lately so the creek is full:

Last Friday at Royal Bodewes yard number 768 was christened into MV AASFJELL, and was successfully launched afterwards.

There were two of them, yes. It’s Andfjorden.

It is the two pusher tugs Blackbird and Kingfisher. They have both been working on the Arctic LNG 2 Project in Ob Bay, but has now left:

PS> The Blackbird will arrive in R’dam tomorrow. Kingfisher is already back in Moerdijk.

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Comments are invited (as long as relevant and polite)

According to the Berge Bulk website the “sleek” accommodation block was created for minimal wind resistance to reduce bunker consumption. Interesting to say the least.

Another vessel that has returned from Russia lately:

The ex PSV Normand Tonjer can hardly be recognized after conversion:
Here in her original form:

The new Normand Tonjer perform seismic survey by bottom node technology:

The chief is a little closer to the fun factory and I wonder if they both claim they have penthouses.

Private catamaran yacht WAYFINDER seen at the coast of Kusadasi.
Photo: Cees Kloppenburg ©

No this is NOT a super yacht, just the support vessel for the real thing. It is needed to carry all the toys that is necessary to have a good time at sea:

Doesn’t EVERYBODY have one like this to support them on their sea adventures??

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The klipper GROOTVORST entertaining her guests during lowtide. Photo : Stephan Kramer Rood boven Groen ©