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

Those are retired Island-Class cutters being given to Ukraine. Two were sent over in 2019 aboard the Ocean Freedom.
Ukraine got the cutters Ocracoke, Cushing, Drummond, Washington, and Kiska.

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Impressive looking CSV:

The SEVEN PACIFIC departing from Aberdeen Photo : George Saunders (c)

Not sure what this one is classed as:

Little Noah’s Ark passing Alblasserdam and heading direction Rotterdam pushed by pusher tug JOHANNES-J and in the front the ORION.
Photo: Hans van Tooren ©

There is another “replica” of the Ark in Kentucky that you may want to visit:

If not, you get can see it all here:
2nd Anniversary of the Ark Encounter - YouTube

I have been looking at this one being “rebuilt” in Cumberland, MD for almost 30 years. I see it from I-68 every time I go paddling on the Youghiogheny River.

“So God spoke to him again…” (What’s a cubit?)

Have (needle) gun, will travel!!

That’s Federal Yoshino

Not a ship, or any seafarer in the pictures, but there are a nautical connection:

Swedish owned, Dutch flagged Coastal tanker Thun Eos is a regular here in Ålesund

Two Russian Trawler in Ålesund today. Waiting for space at a shipyard:

KAPITAN DURACHENKO, blt. Norway1997 (ex Icelandic Husvikingur)
BOOTS, blt 1986 in Straalsund, East Germany.

Multi-purpose / Ro-Ro Short Sea Vessel TRANS CARRIER navigating the Sognefjord on its way to Ardalstangen.
Photo: Chris Rombouts (c)

Self-elevating mobile offshore drilling unit “HAKURYU 12” belonging to Japan Drilling Co. (JDC) and self-elevating mobile offshore accommodation/work barge “SEAFOX MATSU” belonging to Seafox Group, working at an complex offshore Qatar
Photo: Capt. Zefri Nurzafrial ©

The SEVEN RIO and SEVEN WAVES moored in Banit-Brazil
Photo: Capt Jan Plug Master Seven Rio ©

SubSea 7 is busy in Brazil:

SEVEN SUN well painted during her maintenance stop in Niteroi and now back at work in Buzios field, Campos basin in Brazil, in a tandem lay operation with SEVEN RIO.
Photo: Capt Jan Plug Master Seven Rio ©

With a single mast but a wall of columns:
Drilling in the North Sea UK sector.
Helicopter coming in for crew change on a semi-submersible drilling rig the Ocean Princess semisubmersible drilling rig.

The drilling rig Transocean Winner ran aground on a Lewis beach in a storm in August after breaking free while under tow from Norway to Malta:

Hooking up tow:

SSCV Hermod is sadly no more with us. Broken up 2017:

MV Norbjørn in Port of Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
Photo: Thomas Nilsen
She is on a regular run Tromsø - Longyearbye, with calls at Ny.Ålesund and Barentsburg as req.

Sunset over the Mississippi River near New Orleans as seen by ROG’s Martin van Leest enroute the Workboat Show 2021 in New Orleans.

Fish feed carrier EIDSVAAG OMEGA moored in Stokmarknes
Photo: Henk de Winde ©