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    best regards Thijs

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      ''fortitude'' moored in rotterdam

      best regards Thijs

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        WOW... massive bow and bridge section... almost like a compact cruise ship!
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          Troms Pollux north Tromsø strait in fog a few days back.She was sailing up to Hammerfest.

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          • Seagull
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            A fine image of ship and weather. It shows off this ship's simple and neat proportions, and she looks reassuringly capable in these foggy conditions.

          • DS Lyngen
            DS Lyngen commented
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            Thank you Seagull.

          Is this ship still a part of TFDS (does that still exist?)..... I remember some TFDS vessels within the offshore segment a long time ago.

          Troms Offshore .... is that the former TFDS?
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            TFDS resigned from the offshore market and sold its subsidiary TFDS Offshore with five vessels to Solstad Offshore in November 2004. So that was the end of that company.

            As far as I can remember, Troms Offshore was established by some former TFDS employees.
            It's starting to be so long ago, so I do not remember who it was, but one of them was possibly one called Svein Hoel.

            Sorry that´s all I can remember at the moment.

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            • ombugge
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              Now a Tidewater subsidiary, as it says on the side of every one of their vessels. (Tidewater = world's largest offshore vessel owner)

            • DS Lyngen
              DS Lyngen commented
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              Troms Offshore was sold to Tidewater back in 2013

              This is a press relase from Troms Offshore back then.
              Tidewater Inc. has through a wholly owned subsidiary entered into an agreement with HitecVision regarding the acquisition of Troms Offshore Supply AS ("Troms Offshore"). The $ 95 million purchase price includes a cash settlement of 150 million dollars and the acquisition of about 245 million dollars in net interest-bearing debt and remaining payments under new construction contracts.

              And this two people bought the rest business.
              In 2004, TFDS sold out the offshore share of the company to Solstad Offshore. Following the sale, TFDS resumed management agreements for six ships and a so-called bareboe agreement for two other vessels. Svein Hoel and Øst Mortvedt bought the rest business from TFDS. Over the past year, they have doubled the number of vessels they have management agreements with and they can show good economic results for the most important boats. Troms Offshore is in good driving.
              This quote is from 2006.

            Very interesting to read and learn a little more about Troms Offshore.

            Sad to lean that the days of TFDS are history - during my years at the maritime academy in Tromsø, TFDS was like a pot of gold for me. The ultimate place to be.

            PS: And there was students discounts on dinners in a cafe beneath the TFDS offices?

            A diversion but - the good days never last.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              ''fortitude'' moored at the Maasvlakte 2 Rotterdam.





              best regards Thijs

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                best regards Thijs

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                  best regards Thijs

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                    best regards Thijs

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                      ''vos paradise '' moored in the port of ijmuiden holland

                      best regards Thijs

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                        Thanks for the new updates, janihudi, and especially thank you for sharing those of the massive Fortitude.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          I spotted what looked to me like a tanker alongside at Stornespiren in Aalesund a few days ago and wondered what a tanker was doing there?
                          The name was also "strange"; Rig Andromeda. I associated the "prefix" Rig with offshore vessels belong to the Brattvaag company Uksenoy.

                          Since it was dark I did not get a picture, but the next day I looked at web pictures on Aalesund Havn and copied this picture:


                          Still curious I looked her up on Marine traffic and found her described as a Research/Survey vessel, not tanker:
                          https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...580f52085e2b63

                          Even more curious I went into the website for Uksenoy for an explanation. Here is the explanation:
                          http://www.uksnoy.no/fleet/rig-andromeda

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                          • Seagull
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                            Thank you for this fascinating story ombugge. Totally caught my attention (aka distracted me from things I should probably be doing in the very nicest and most welcome way! ) ...both from your local shipspotting point of view, and from your resulting curiosity and subsequent research and links.
                            And yes, in your reply to pakarang's comment, I do agree that vessels sometimes fall between the obvious basic type descriptions on Marine Traffic and elsewhere. But now I am curious as to whether or not Rig Andromeda is a one-off in her particular current role.

                          Understanding the explanation, I still find it odd that she is categorised as a "research / survey vessel".
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                          • ombugge
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                            Maybe because Marine traffic doesn't have a type description for Seismic Support Vessel

                          • pakarang
                            pakarang commented
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                            You may be quite correct there, ombugge! That might be the reason.
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