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  • ombugge
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    Clearing out old stuff I came across some pictures from way back in the 1980s.
    First from loading of long piles on small Supply vessels for BOS Congo in Point Noir in 1984.

    First, the Zapata owned AHTS "Viking Service" loaded with a single large diam., long and heavy pile for transportation to Crane Barge "BOS 355":


    "Gun boat" Viking Service departing Point Noir:




    If I remember right this was for a Mono-pod Platform to be constructed in the Congo River Estuary, in what was then Zaire. (Now DR Congo):

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  • ombugge
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    Here is a video of an anchor handling operation as seen from the wheelhouse on the AHT Balder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeGiaBK0Cas

    The barge they are handling anchors for is the Castoro 7, ex Agercy Piper, ex LB200, ex Viking Piper. (I was Marine Adviser on this one back in 1981)
    This was one of the lay barges that laid the Langeled pipeline, from Nyhamna on Aukra to the UK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langeled_pipeline

    The operation shown here is resetting one anchor. The barge has 12 anchors and use two AHTs to do this operation over and over again 24/7. It moves ahead 80 ft. every few minutes while laying pipe and is held in position only by anchors.
    The pipe has to be kept in tension at all times, otherwise it will buckle, or even break. In bed weather the pipe end is laid down on the seabed for safety.

    Maybe the most tiring job there is for the Master, Officers and Deck crew. It never stops for weeks on end.

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  • ombugge
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    Here is Marine Operation I don't think has been featured here before. Towing and upending a Spar in the GOM: https://gcaptain.com/watch-heidelber...fc43-139840365

    Like all the spars in the GOM this spare was produced in Finland, : http://www.offshoreenergytoday.com/t...l-to-anadarko/

    It was transported from Finland to Corpus Christi, Tx. on the Mighty Servant I: http://www.veristarnews.com/en/may-2...t-607_607.html

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  • ombugge
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    Russian seamanship at it's best: http://gcaptain.com/incredible-foota.../#.VkKgq_mheUk

    Advise: Take your seasickness tablet before watching.

    It stops short of success though.

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  • Jack Mulder
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    A 877 ROTTE, A 902 VAN KINSBERGEN and WATERMAN 8318166 en route Den Helder.

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  • ombugge
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    Float-over operation in fast motion: http://gcaptain.com/watch-float-over...2#.VekIzPmeDRY

    The vessel used is the HYSY 278, which has been featured in the Heavy Lift thread earlier. (Post # 427-434)

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  • ombugge
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    One more jacket launch for your enjoyment: http://gcaptain.com/steel-jacket-for...2#.VctDXyaqpBc

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  • ombugge
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    The DolWin Beta Transformer Platform left Haugesund recently: http://gcaptain.com/watch-dolwin-bet...2#.VcHOWCaqpBc

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  • ombugge
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    Another operation that may interest some. Skidding a jackup rig hull onto a barge and setting it on the bottom in a shallow river: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuW6FfKfJPA

    Similar operation, but this time in Vung Tau, Vietnam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuzHAdAd5jM
    The biggest difference is that the rig is floated off the barge, not placed on bottom and jacked up.
    Last edited by ombugge; May 24th, 2015, 06:34. Reason: Add on more operation.

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  • ombugge
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    Maybe not too many notice, but a major project is ongoing in the Norwegian Sea at the moment: http://gcaptain.com/mv-solitaire-get...bsea-pipeline/
    It should be noticeable at Westbase though??

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  • ombugge
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    Another FSU has left Korea bound for Norway: http://gcaptain.com/video-fsu-heidru...content=261222

    This is the second one in under a year.

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  • janihudi
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    i had surched for it at the wijsmuller site,but did not find it for sure.
    the onlu tugs here where the tempest,husky and the salvageman,
    but nothing there about those 3 tugs,but mentoned are there smit tugs,
    also not good to see if the tempest had the fenders there onher bow.
    but i thought that statfjord c came out as best.

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  • ombugge
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    I used to do this for a living.

    I believe this either Statfjord B (1981) or Statfjord C (1984) during tow from the building site in Stavanger to the deck mating site at Stord.

    The heaviest Condeep was the Gullfax C at 1.5 Mill. tonnes at towout, while Troll A was the tallest. It was placed in 303 m. water depth.
    I was only involved in moving the Gullfax C out of the building dock when it was a measly 220,000 tonnes: http://www.npd.no/en/Publications/Re...rwegian-shelf/

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  • janihudi
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    a towing operation ,but only for the eyes,it's in dutch.



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  • ombugge
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    Saipem 7000 installing topsides at the Golden Eagle Field off Scotland for CNOOC: http://www.oedigital.com/component/k...357&bid=959877

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