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  • ombugge
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    Looks like you are right, this is two of the "arms" for the Pieter Schelte.
    Interesting to note that the Nazi relation of the Heerema family is being brought up again here.
    It is not exactly new news: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...fter-Nazi.html

  • janihudi
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    if you look at this video,you see at 0,45 seconds the same arms.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVWtNn42-D4

    or is there also another company building this type of vessel?

  • ombugge
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    Hard to say if that is for the Pieter Schelte, but it could be.
    She will definitely perform Marine Operations, so this is the right thread.
    Last edited by ombugge; October 6th, 2014, 05:18.

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  • janihudi
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    there where 2 pieces of iron.

    wrong thread here anyway,but it was discussed here,so place it here.



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  • janihudi
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    now looked again the video,this afternoon i was passing a terminal and there layed 1 big piece of iron,with something red at front.
    i think i saw the first arm with claw for this vessel ,which will acording plans arive in Rotterdam last week of novenber.
    it also seems that they are already making plans for a bigger vessel.there are now 12 oil platforms in the northsea, that even the ''pieter schelte'' can't remove

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  • ombugge
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    From Maasmond News clippings today; here is how the new Pieter Shelte will work when removing platforms around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv4h7UPZCG4

    This is now a major business in the North Sea and GOM and will become so in other mature oil patches around the world.

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  • ombugge
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    All ready to go:


    Last line gone. Moving out:


    Moving away from the spacer barge. Tow tugs Fwrd. and two tugs aft:.








    A*se end first this time too, but she will be turned when reaching "open water" outside the yard area and handed over to the Ocean Tug at the Pilot Boarding ground.

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  • ombugge
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    Here she is seen at Sembmarine's Mega Yard at Tuas South more or less exactly a 10 years later:




    Tugs arriving to tow her out from the yard:


    Two tugs at the stern:


    One at the Bow:


    Unmooring crew ready on the pontioon:


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  • ombugge
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    In yesterdays Maasmond New Clippings the "Picture of the day" showed the Accommodation unit Safe Astoria arriving in the Malampaya Field, off Palawan in the Philippines.
    This reminded me that I had a lot of pictures from her departure from the Mega Yard in Singapore two weeks ago.
    This was originally the semi-submersible Drilling Rig SEDCO 602, built in Singapore in 1983 and worked mainly in S.E.Asia until she was sold to Consafe AB, Sweden in 2004 and converted to Accommodation unit at Keppel FELS in Singapore in 2005 and upgraded in 2012: http://www.prosafe.com/safe-astoria/category143.html

    I have had a long relationship with this one, first as a competitor for drilling assignment in the lean times in the early 1990s. SEDCO for a shallow water drilling operation because this class of rigs (SEDCO 600 design) was able to sit on bottom. I was managing an old jackup at the time and was beaten with a VERY low bid from SEDCO.
    Later I attended several times as UNOCAL Marine Rep. on SEDCO 602 when operating in the Gulf of Thailand.

    In 2004 she was laid up in Pasir Gudang, Johor, when she got sold to Consafe. I attended the tow-away from there and approved her for a dead tow to Singapore. Because most of the drill equipment was removed she was down by the bow and light on the stern, so I instructed them to tow her "a*se end first", which she did on her last trip as SEDCO 602.
    Here is some pictures from the departure from Pasir Gudang.

    Draft on the Bow:


    Draft on the Stern:


    The derrick and Drillfloor was still standing:


    Hooking up tugs at the stern:


    Turning around:


    Under way to Keppel FELS Shipyard, Singapore:


    PS> The temporary Navigation lights had to change sides as well.

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  • ombugge
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    I did post some still pictures from the attempted salvage of the bow section of MOL Comfort before (Post # 29).
    Here is a video shot from the salvage vessel Capricorn:

    Video courtesy of Master of Capricorn.

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  • ombugge
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    OK, OK, I'm not really complaining about age, it's just something you have to adjust to.
    This kind of high pressure jobs, even if everybody looks relaxed, is just not for me any more.
    Been there, done that. Now younger people can take over. I'll do the simple stuff.

    By the way, here is one more lifting operation, this time in the GOM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0J42JVfJFo

    Marine Operation at a different level: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z1E0jykHvs#t=42
    Last edited by ombugge; July 29th, 2014, 06:43.

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  • Steve.B
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    All of this stuff is amazing to watch, all seems so calm and controlled. But to think of all the calculations involved in making such operations possible, that must be the real clever stuff.

  • wherrygirl
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    Ombugge and Janihudi - poor old chaps, it's heartbreaking to see them struggling along!

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  • janihudi
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    you are just as old as you feel yourself.
    for myself .i'm as young as a teener,it's my body thats against it.
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