Troll A towout

This picture has been around for a long time, but it is still impressive:

It just show one of the 10 towing vessels that was used though:

8 towing + 2 steering.

On a temporary “bridge” in a container on top of the Troll A was a fellow I know with a radio in his hand (and a tooth pick in his mouth) giving instructions to the towing vessels:

PS> Actually the last picture is from an earlier towout, the Ekofisk Barrier in 1989.

If you haven’t seen it before, here is a link to the Discovery Channel show about the Troll A towout:

Sorry, with commercials.