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tugmad

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Re: UGLY!!!
« Reply #100 on: February 18, 2016, 08:16:05 am »

Hi Brian, when built they had 2 x6 cyl caterpillar engines driving schottel units and were later re fitted with two Volvo Penta engines of 550 hp each,definitely not Diesel electric,perhaps it is just bad silencing. Geo
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Re: UGLY!!!
« Reply #101 on: February 18, 2016, 05:28:00 pm »

I've just watched the video with the sound this time , I think the engine sound is the narrow boat engine , sounds a bit like an old Lister or a Beta . The shot of the two tugs/ pushers from a distance the engine can still be heard as loud .
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Re: UGLY!!!
« Reply #102 on: February 19, 2016, 07:18:59 pm »

Really not sure what engine that is. It's not a Lister.
Serious bit of rope around the prop though.
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Re: UGLY!!!
« Reply #103 on: February 19, 2016, 08:48:34 pm »


Shovette & Lashette
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( Merged in a couple old topics )

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Re: Ugly ships !
« Reply #104 on: March 03, 2016, 07:04:42 pm »

Don't know about ugly but certainly one of the strangest ships I've seen. It's obviously a drill ship/production platform but heck.......

from 1m 50secs into the video you get better shots of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9mJLlNr3Hc

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Re: Ugly ships !
« Reply #105 on: March 03, 2016, 08:09:16 pm »

Where is it's bridge I wonder?   %)
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Re: Ugly ships !
« Reply #106 on: March 03, 2016, 09:56:09 pm »

The same question came immediately to my mind.

I guess that there must be installed a new navigation bridge somewhere on the jib with the turret
because I cannot imagine that from the former bridge located on the aft deck house of the ex-tanker anything ahead of the vessel could be seen,
since the turret must completely obstruct the sight.
Or they navigate by camera.
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Re: Ugly ships !
« Reply #107 on: March 04, 2016, 07:12:57 pm »

If for instance you watch the massive ships series on Quest - they covered a FSPO, though that one wasn't powered, once in position it floated around the fixed bouy it was connected to, no engine as it wasn't required, this one on the other hand is powered, I suspect though the bridge is still used in the conventional way and they probably use radar primarily, when they get to any shipping lanes they probably deploy staff to keep watch up forward with radios other wise when in normal operation it probably has to move around the Ghanan oil field every couple of years, and as the suez takes most traffic they probably won't be that close to the west African shipping lanes and therefore not in the way. just a thought
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