Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

Post Amazingly Cool Pictures Of Ships or Boats!

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Shinysideup

562 posts

146 months

Thursday 28th January
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PushedDover said:


A bit of a cheat really. But cool pic
Looks pretty much identical layout to the Ocean GreatWhite i was on recently.

DJFish

5,759 posts

227 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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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


Here’s a closer look at the rib (if it’s the same one)
https://youtu.be/LFeu8-O2aLs

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Tuesday 2nd February
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DJFish 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


Here’s a closer look at the rib (if it’s the same one)
https://youtu.be/LFeu8-O2aLs
Not too disjointed from the Jigsaw aftermath. Yes BP did try to shake things up with Jigsaw, but twin davits and all that faff never worked. Just burnt money as Oil Co's know how.

As a result - reverted back to the ERRV business holding AFAIK.

Ritchie335is

1,753 posts

166 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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One of the ARRCs (above mentioned ribs) is on FAFB for sale at the moment.
Built by Delta and a quality craft, if you have a use for it.

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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Ritchie335is said:
if you have a use for it.
Exactly the summary had in a convo yesterday. Off to look for Cool pics....


PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Wednesday 10th February
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Found one.

And to drag up an old topic even.....



Plugged in to the Shorepower
"The giants of the blue oceans have taken a green step forward.

Sea Installer and Sea Challenger have connected to Port Esbjerg’s new shore-to-ship power units – being both the first installation vessels from the offshore wind industry and the first two very large vessels to use green power while docked at Port Esbjerg, generating a significant saving on carbon emissions.

“The environmental benefits of having docked vessels connect to onshore power are entirely clear. That’s why we are so excited to be able to offer this service to also the very large vessels and to see a growing interest among our customers. We take it as a confirmation that we should continue our concerted efforts and major investments in the green transition at Port Esbjerg,” says Jesper Bank, CCO at Port Esbjerg.

The two shore-to-ship power units have a capacity of 500 amp each and can supply up to 11,000 kWh every 24 hours on the two cable outlets. Both emissions of CO2, Sox and Nox are reduced when using shore power rather than diesel generator"

And I stand by my comments earlier - a fking expensive day @ 2 x 100k lost revenue ...... although saving 8Te a day fuel

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Possible Pea roast?



MartG

17,571 posts

168 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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PushedDover said:
Possible Pea roast?


I remember reading something about residents saying it got a lot windier down that street once it was launched biggrin

FourWheelDrift

81,913 posts

248 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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MartG said:
I remember reading something about residents saying it got a lot windier down that street once it was launched biggrin
And brighter.

Legmaster

946 posts

171 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Of a similar ship looming over houses ilk, and as I'm a tall ship chap, a picture of the Barque Penang taken Brittannia Dry Dock, Milwall 1932.



From one of my favourite ship photo books, which could fill this thread:


PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Friday 5th March
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Re / Edit clicky

Edited by PushedDover on Friday 5th March 13:12

The Mad Monk

8,331 posts

81 months

Friday 5th March
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PushedDover said:
Clicky no worky.

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Friday 5th March
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The Mad Monk said:
Clicky no worky.
Does now thumbup

FourWheelDrift

81,913 posts

248 months

Friday 5th March
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It looks like someone got their measurements wrong, or they are going back to ramming enemy galleys.

The new Italian Navy Thaon di Revel-class.


DavieBNL

153 posts

27 months

Friday 5th March
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FourWheelDrift said:
MartG said:
I remember reading something about residents saying it got a lot windier down that street once it was launched biggrin
And brighter.
And here it is being launched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Z-clLneHE

Baron Greenback

5,190 posts

114 months

Friday 5th March
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FourWheelDrift said:
It looks like someone got their measurements wrong, or they are going back to ramming enemy galleys.

The new Italian Navy Thaon di Revel-class.

Instead of the bulb nose these is to stop radar reflection.

irocfan

26,510 posts

154 months

Friday 5th March
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Condi

11,450 posts

135 months

Friday 5th March
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DavieBNL said:
FourWheelDrift said:
MartG said:
I remember reading something about residents saying it got a lot windier down that street once it was launched biggrin
And brighter.
And here it is being launched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Z-clLneHE
It is sad when you consider that in the 1930's and 40's 60% of the world's fleet was build in Britain and now we have a small handful of yards left and they almost exclusively make warships.

FourWheelDrift

81,913 posts

248 months

Friday 5th March
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irocfan said:
Surprised the bow is still on, it's sister ship lost hers in 1982 to a British WW2 era torpedo.

FourWheelDrift

81,913 posts

248 months

Friday 26th March
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How to fit 2 Battleships into 1 dry dock.

USS Tennessee and USS California getting cozy in the centre. 2 Heavy cruisers USS Los Angeles & USS Chicago in the next dock and USS South Dakota blocking them in.