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

GLOBAL MERCY moored in Antwerp by night
Photo: Luc de Cock - Malumax Photography (c)

AHTS JM TABAH attaching the towing gear to the Jack-Up rig BORR GUNNLOD.
Photo: Mike Glen ©

Van Oord’s KINGFISHER with the SAND CARRIER 104 passing the Baanhoek bridge
Photo: Arie Boer ©

Seven Vega spooling pipe at Vigra Spooling Base :

Work goes on 24/7, day or nigh, come hell or high water, rain or shine, snow or sleet, or whatever else can be thrown at her.

She was in the GoM earlier this year:

Packed with equipment on deck. In a hurry to put it to good use at some fish farm somewhere:

Power cable-laying vessel continue her cable lay operations on the beach.
Photo: Deep Ocean

In 2010 to 2013 Scheepswerf Peters BV delivered six 10.000 tdw cargo vessels to Canada Feeder Lines BV (CFL) with a very remarkable design. They all changed hands lateron with three of them now operated by Norwegian Oslo Bulk Shipping as OSLO FOREST 1 to 3. OSLO FOREST 2 was spotted Dec. 18th at Rendsburg on her voyage from Ljusne (Sweden) to Casablanca (Morocco) still sporting the beautiful CFL color scheme.
Photo : Martin Lochte-Holtgreven (c)

A different Santa:

Geared bulk carrier SANTA ALEXANDRA outbound from Amsterdam after passing the north lock in IJmuiden.
Photo: Leo van der Wel

Merry Christ to the pilots that is on duty today!!!

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The Russian RoRo ADLER passed our homebase Texel last week with a deckload of parts of windturbine towers.
Photo: Flying Focus Aerial Photography ©

Tricky to unload… but “business as usual” for russian sailors.
Watch: New cars are delivered to Russian port caked in several inches of ice due to freak weather | Daily Mail Online


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The accommodation vessel DAN SWIFT connected to FPSO LIZA UNITY offshore Guyana.
Photo: Oliver Missiaen ©

DHL’s ABHIMATA 2 navigating the Singapore Strait
Photo: Piet Sinke (c)

She is on a regular run from S’pore to Sekupang, Batam, Indonesia.

Presently operating in the Gulf of Thailand.

Could they be Kiwi boats??

M/V Nansen Explorer (ex Polar Surveyor, ex Nordsyssel) is now in Antarctica:

Laura Bassi, ex Schackleton
now heading to Mario Zucchelli Station in antarctica
From Lyttelton NZ.


Originally Polar Queen, blt. 1995 at Kvaerner Kleven Leirvik (now Havyard):

Seen here in Longyearbyen in Aug. 2021:

The 2021 newbuilt ropax AURA SEAWAYS uplifting bunkers at the Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 8th January, 2022 during her maiden call and delivery voyage. She’s the newest & largest vessel in the DFDS fleet with 230 metres as length overall. Photo : Capt. Lawrence Dalli - (c)