no current picture available but look at the size of this ship!
LANGSTEN, NORWAY: Construction vessel Far Samson was delivered on March 24 from STX Norway Offshore AS in Langsten, Norway, to Farstad Construction AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Farstad Shipping ASA. Upon the completion of final offshore testing, the vessel will begin a five-year contract with Saipem UK Ltd.
Far Samson, which was built to the UT 761 CD design, has a length of [U][I]400 feet (122 m)[/I][/U] and a beam of 85 feet (26 m), with a bollard pull of [U][I]466 tons[/I][/U] (423 tonnes). Farstad said that the vessel was designed and built according to DNV’s highest environmental standards and classifications. Far Samson was built specifically for trenching offshore pipelines.
A long-term facility of NOK 680 million ([I][U]US$105.14 million[/U][/I]) has been drawn with Eksportfinans ASA in order to finance the vessel. The loan is guaranteed by DnB NOR Bank ASA, GIEK and Handelsbanken.
466tons of bollard pull…that is something like 33000hp!
how does that compare to the LANEY CHOUEST? Gotta me more…