Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

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PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Friday 15th January
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hehe

MartG

17,572 posts

168 months

Saturday 16th January
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Athlon said:
That was my immediate thought too smile

Sub5

162 posts

14 months

Sunday 17th January
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Blue Power. Xbow class offshore supply vessel leaving Aberdeen Harbour on a routine supply run.


naturals

236 posts

147 months

Sunday 17th January
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Sub5 said:
Blue Power. Xbow class offshore supply vessel leaving Aberdeen Harbour on a routine supply run.

Dumb question - I've walked by that tower before. It looks like an ATC tower. Does it perform a similar function? I'm guessing harbourmaster?

FourWheelDrift

81,914 posts

248 months

Sunday 17th January
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Sub5 said:
Blue Power. Xbow class offshore supply vessel leaving Aberdeen Harbour on a routine supply run.

Yes, during lockdown they can only go out for the essentials.

Shinysideup

562 posts

146 months

Sunday 17th January
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naturals said:
Dumb question - I've walked by that tower before. It looks like an ATC tower. Does it perform a similar function? I'm guessing harbourmaster?
Yes, shipping control. It replaced the vintage one a while ago.

Sub5

162 posts

14 months

Sunday 17th January
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Ahhh some North East folks

Never knew that they were only allowed out for essentials during lock down.

I believe the old tower is now occupied by a ship's broker.

We had a superb and very interesting day out from school. Bells and whistles tour followed by spin in the pilot boat to transfer the pilot to a supply vessel. Brilliant.

With the new harbour being built I wonder if a second tower wlil be required?

Shinysideup

562 posts

146 months

Sunday 17th January
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Sub5 said:
Ahhh some North East folks

Never knew that they were only allowed out for essentials during lock down.

I believe the old tower is now occupied by a ship's broker.

We had a superb and very interesting day out from school. Bells and whistles tour followed by spin in the pilot boat to transfer the pilot to a supply vessel. Brilliant.

With the new harbour being built I wonder if a second tower wlil be required?
I got a school tour when the old one was in use, back when i was in Ferryhill Primary. Got a spin in the (then quite new) BP Forties RNLI lifeboat too.

Sub5

162 posts

14 months

Sunday 17th January
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I got a school tour when the old one was in use, back when i was in Ferryhill Primary. Got a spin in the (then quite new) BP Forties RNLI lifeboat too.

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Fantastic. That would've been quite a thril for a young boy. I still fancy myself as the skipper of the Pilot boat and I'm 51 now smile I'll bet health and safety would not allow such excursions for primary school kids.

Walker Road for me smile

Condi

11,450 posts

135 months

Sunday 17th January
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FourWheelDrift said:
Yes, during lockdown they can only go out for the essentials.
Sub5 said:
Never knew that they were only allowed out for essentials during lock down.
I suspect he was being sarcastic. wink

Certainly my mate who works off-shore has seen no change to his jobs and lifestyle, and other related industries (power/gas etc) have carried on much the same way as before with some small changes to rotas and staffing patterns.

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Sunday 17th January
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Agreed

Still sailing

Sub5

162 posts

14 months

Monday 18th January
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Condi said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Yes, during lockdown they can only go out for the essentials.
Sub5 said:
Never knew that they were only allowed out for essentials during lock down.
I suspect he was being sarcastic. wink


Certainly my mate who works off-shore has seen no change to his jobs and lifestyle, and other related industries (power/gas etc) have carried on much the same way as before with some small changes to rotas and staffing patterns.
LOL I actually thought fourwheeldrift was referring to the Harbour Masters. Gullible smile

I work offshore. Whilst it's keep the oil & gas flowing it has had a knock on effect for some. My operator has 7 assets. They are currently running on minimum POB. Numbers have been capped on all rigs. People have been been paid off or down manned. All but essential work has stopped. Pretty much same rules as onshore have been implemented. It's pretty depressing at the moment. At first things were quite normal offshore and you felt like you were away from it all. Couple of rigs have had outbreaks and it's went a bit silly now.

Sub5

162 posts

14 months

Monday 18th January
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Caledonian Vanguard. One of 3 commissioned by BP. Other 2 are Caledonian Vision and The Caledonian Victory. Victory being the flagship. Built in Korea.

Was fortunate enough to be invited on a tour of the Victory.

Some interesting facts you might be interested in.

Note the Fast Rescue Craft. 6 of them. 2 on each vessel. Fitted with a mini medical bay. Very impressive pieces of kit. These were commissioned to provide standby cover to the platforms within the different regions saving millions as they would no longer need to have dedicated standby vessels on long term hire. Fact: The davit for launching and retrieving the FRC broke down and they couldn't retrieve the boat. This was on New year's eve. Only option was make its own way back to port. About 150 miles. Needless to say the chaps were delighted. Pint time smile I'm not sure why as I'd left by then but they were taken out of service and put up for sale. Alleged asking price was 1 million each.

The Victory on it's maiden voyage was manoeuvring into the ETAP platform, lost thrusters and hit the Production platform. All on film and posted on you tube, but hastily removed. The Victory also had an incident whilst entering Aberdeen harbour and squashed 3 small fishing boats smile

Vanguard also hit a Jack up rigs leg whilst manoeuvring into the platform. Vessel was damaged with a fair battle scar and was holed. Rig was evacuated till the damage was assessed.

Bit of a long post that. Apologies for any grammar errors. Sausage fingers on phone



paralla

1,954 posts

99 months

Monday 18th January
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Sub5 said:
Caledonian Vanguard. One of 3 commissioned by BP. Other 2 are Caledonian Vision and The Caledonian Victory. Victory being the flagship. Built in Korea.

Was fortunate enough to be invited on a tour of the Victory.

Some interesting facts you might be interested in.

Note the Fast Rescue Craft. 6 of them. 2 on each vessel. Fitted with a mini medical bay. Very impressive pieces of kit. These were commissioned to provide standby cover to the platforms within the different regions saving millions as they would no longer need to have dedicated standby vessels on long term hire. Fact: The davit for launching and retrieving the FRC broke down and they couldn't retrieve the boat. This was on New year's eve. Only option was make its own way back to port. About 150 miles. Needless to say the chaps were delighted. Pint time smile I'm not sure why as I'd left by then but they were taken out of service and put up for sale. Alleged asking price was 1 million each.

The Victory on it's maiden voyage was manoeuvring into the ETAP platform, lost thrusters and hit the Production platform. All on film and posted on you tube, but hastily removed. The Victory also had an incident whilst entering Aberdeen harbour and squashed 3 small fishing boats smile

Vanguard also hit a Jack up rigs leg whilst manoeuvring into the platform. Vessel was damaged with a fair battle scar and was holed. Rig was evacuated till the damage was assessed.

Bit of a long post that. Apologies for any grammar errors. Sausage fingers on phone


I was the project coordinator at bp for the build project of those vessels. The FRC’s were designed to be autonomous once launched so easily capable of returning to home. The statement of requirements in terms of speed, range, weather capability and facilities for them was groundbreaking at the time.

Sub5

162 posts

14 months

Monday 18th January
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paralla said:
Sub5 said:
Caledonian Vanguard. One of 3 commissioned by BP. Other 2 are Caledonian Vision and The Caledonian Victory. Victory being the flagship. Built in Korea.

Was fortunate enough to be invited on a tour of the Victory.

Some interesting facts you might be interested in.

Note the Fast Rescue Craft. 6 of them. 2 on each vessel. Fitted with a mini medical bay. Very impressive pieces of kit. These were commissioned to provide standby cover to the platforms within the different regions saving millions as they would no longer need to have dedicated standby vessels on long term hire. Fact: The davit for launching and retrieving the FRC broke down and they couldn't retrieve the boat. This was on New year's eve. Only option was make its own way back to port. About 150 miles. Needless to say the chaps were delighted. Pint time smile I'm not sure why as I'd left by then but they were taken out of service and put up for sale. Alleged asking price was 1 million each.

The Victory on it's maiden voyage was manoeuvring into the ETAP platform, lost thrusters and hit the Production platform. All on film and posted on you tube, but hastily removed. The Victory also had an incident whilst entering Aberdeen harbour and squashed 3 small fishing boats smile

Vanguard also hit a Jack up rigs leg whilst manoeuvring into the platform. Vessel was damaged with a fair battle scar and was holed. Rig was evacuated till the damage was assessed.

Bit of a long post that. Apologies for any grammar errors. Sausage fingers on phone


I was the project coordinator at bp for the build project of those vessels. The FRC’s were designed to be autonomous once launched so easily capable of returning to home. The statement of requirements in terms of speed, range, weather capability and facilities for them was groundbreaking at the time.
Such a small Pistonheads smile

That must've been a fantastic and very interesting project to be involved with. Yes the FRC craft were mighty mighty impressive. Correct me here but I heard they were operated by some ex Special Boat Service chaps. I Recall the first time I saw the Victory in the harbour and thought wow look at the size of that things Monster ships spring to mind. I was even more impressed after the tour. I should say they were excellent cargo delivery vessels once DP was fitted.

NDA

17,860 posts

189 months

Monday 18th January
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Condi

11,450 posts

135 months

Monday 18th January
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NDA said:
Not always.....











J3JCV

1,195 posts

119 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Condi said:
Not always.....




Positively frightening, I believe that happened at somewhere near 40kts?


Cyder

6,785 posts

184 months

Tuesday 19th January
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I think they hit 45knts as it all began to go pear shaped.

Steve_D

13,230 posts

222 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Vr = 45kn



Steve