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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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          best regards Thijs

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            i was wandering 2 things;
            no ocean gooing tugs for her,she sails under her own power,also after a few days when i lookes at the ais, there aren't tugs arround her,while the Heerema crane vessels goes under tow

            second thing, why they tow her backwards out of port?
            ehhh where is her bridge?



            euhh there. she wassn't sailing backwards.
            the cranes are on her ''bow section''



            also differend as on the Heerema crane vessels
            best regards Thijs

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              Wish we had something like this sailing (backwards or forwards) up the Yare from Gorleston to Gt. Yarmouth - it would make my day!
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                Fineness when she was doing the job she was built for:

                Seen passing Batam 2014

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                  Soon this monster SSCV will show up in European waters:
                  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...ipnir-11559258

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                  • janihudi
                    janihudi commented
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                    Can't wait to see her sailing in ,here at Rotterdam.
                    Don't know if she sails in at her own or at a hlc

                  saipen 7000

                  best regards Thijs

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                    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                    saipen 7000

                    Very interesting GA for the Saipen 7000!.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      best regards Thijs

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                        Interesting video from on board and inside of the ship. At 50 seconds, as seen from the aircraft, she dwarfs even the big supertankers at anchor around her.
                        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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                          this night on discovery at the show of abandoned engineering, the story of the wreck of the crane barge, lay barge ''Boss 400''.
                          she lies on the rocks near Capetown, Nick Sloan was the salvage master for it, but they couldn'd get her off there.
                          she still lies there,well what is left of it.
                          also it's not a floating crane anymore

                          did you know her and the story Ombugge?

                          http://www.artificialowl.net/2008/05...bay-south.html

                          https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/bos-400-shipwreck

                          best regards Thijs

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                          • ombugge
                            ombugge commented
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                            I did not know the details of her demise, but I did know the barge briefly. I did quite a few Consultant jobs for BOS Congo at their yard in Pointe Noier and attended a few times on board their crane barge BOS 355 off Cabinda, Angola in the mid-1980s, but I never attended on board the BOS 400.

                            The BOS 400 was specially designed to minimise heave motions in the long swells constantly experienced in that part of West Africa
                            (FYI: BOS 355 = LOA 355 ft. BOS 400 = LOA 400 ft.)

                            The BOS 355 came to S.E.Asia, where that is not an issue, and I did attend her a couple of times there as well,

                          • janihudi
                            janihudi commented
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                            What did surprise me was that the crane and fundation of the crane are still more or less intact.
                            Sloane mentioned about the waves there and that the tug couldend get her away from the rocks in the storm.
                            And when on the rocks the hull was pierced with rocks. They couldend get her away anymore and soon it was to late for the Boss 400.
                            But with such big waves and heavy storms, the crane still stands there.
                            Looking like ; pick her up, do some maintenance and fresh paint and place her on a barge again. Ready to use.
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