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    RELATIONSHIP II 02317465.

    Pictures © Ruud Mulder


    • It's been a while since I posted any details of ships or boats here. Here is some pictures from an inspection of a new Anchor Handling Tug "Smit Seraya", delivered from the yard in China in July this year and inspected at the Smit yard here in Singapore in Sept..

      I didn't get any good external pictures, so this one is from Marine Traffic:

      View of the forecastle, with windlass and mooring drum:

      The FRC is placed in a single point davit on Port side:

      A 30 m.t. SWL crane is on the Stbd. side:

      This tugger winch hasn't been equipped with a wire yet:


      • Somebody has misunderstood the way Scrambling nets are supposed to work:

        A weight at the bottom of the net is supposed to keep it tight and below water:

        Here the weight has been replaced with a wooden beam. (Common problem):


        • 1 set Karmoy stoppers and guide pins:

          350 m.t. SWL is a lot for a small vessel like this.

          View of the winch house, superstructure and bridge from the deck:

          ISPS is well taken care of here:

          Quite a colourful collection of safety devices:

          Emergency escape and protected escape route outside the crash barrier is clear of obstruction:


          • Everything is new and shiny:

            This vessel has not worked yet.

            The machinery spaces are quite roomy and still very clean:

            Manifolds are manual and colour coded:

            Emergency steering from the Steering Flat:

            A steering wheel is a rather unusual item to find on new vessels these days. Nice.

            Lots of machinery and equipment, but not too cramped below deck:

            Low headroom some places:


            • Another newbuilding from China which stopped over in Singapore on her way from the building yard to her first assignment, in West Africa.
              The PSV Topaz Armani as seen a Loyang Offshore Base a couple of weeks ago.

              No good external pictures of this one either and cannot find any on the web, but here is specs for the vessel:

              The forecastle deck:

              Unobstructed cargo deck:

              Did I say she was built in Chiana?? So was obviously this crane:


              • Up to the bridge. Fwrd. controls:

                Aft controls:

                Bulk Handling panel:

                DPS-2 Consols:


                • Below deck. The Engine room is in two levels with reasonably good head room and not too cramped:

                  Main Thrusters (Niigata Z-peller) with direct shaft drive:

                  Niigata Main Engines as well:

                  Oily Water Separator:

                  That is it from this vessel. Sister vessel will be here early next month.


                  • A type of vessels that has been seen many times on CVF, but not with much in terms of details and explanation of the complex systems that is incorporated on a modern Live Fish carrier.
                    Here is some details for one of the largest and best equipped such ships:

                    Here she is as seen in Aalesund yesterday:


                    • Water intake, now out of water:

                      Sorry, no onboard pictures.


                      • Multi-purpose Cargo ship, the Jasmine C, 12,914 DWT / 9,530 GT with 2 x 80 m.t. SWL cargo cranes, seen at Jurong Port, Singapore a few days ago:


                        • Stern anchor:

                          Hatches open :

                          Not much of a view from the cabins in front.

                          Notice the offset Bridge? This is because of the cranes are on Stbd. side. (Usually on Port side)


                          • Cargo being loaded, or waiting on trailers:

                            Cargo for Chevron's Gorgon Project, W.Australia, marshaled on the wharf. Waiting to be loaded:

                            Hatch being opened after rain to load cargo at night:

                            Loading a wire reel:


                            • Gorgon Project cargo finally being loaded:


                              • Lashed for the voyage to Fremantle, West Australia:

                                All Gorgon cargo loaded by midnight:

                                ​Time to go home after a long day of mostly waiting.