Lumix at sea

Some pictures from the last few days.

P1010964A big boat with a big module on it, all the way from Korea, not getting lost and turning up on time, intact, in the right place after a six week voyage…….without moaning. Not quite sure what nationality the crew were, possibly Russians? Highly able folk with a penchant for enthusiastic  parties involving large quantities of vodka, and, shooting folks wott complain.

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Another big boat with some more stuff from Korea on deck. In the foreground a little boat. Little but very able. A crewboat no less, and happily working 50 miles west of Shetland. Offshore windfarm builders please note, this crewboat operates on a 24 hour basis, crew living on board. No moans or hassles, just great, continuous, reliable, service….round the clock, seamlessly. The company? Seazip!! Top dollar. Turbine Transfers and Guard Line…up your game!

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Baby babba escort tug Boa Balder, doing a grand job ‘holding off and pushing on’.

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A 5.2m diameter Yokohama, friend of the heavy handed and clumsy and a wonderfully effective fender to boot.

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Dynamically positioned hotel for 500 offshore workers, a floatel. Able to stay on station with an Hs of 7.5m, they say. Rather them than me to be frank.

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A BP maritime asset from a time long before the North Sea oil industry

About allatsea

Sixty year old master-mariner. Absolutely gorgeous. Well wedged.....when compared to a Nairobi street urchin. Sorted, in that I haven't been in court recently. Hopelessly optimistic, terminally disappointed. Good with cats and other fluffy things. No musical talent. Generous to a fault provided it's someone else's round. Political centreist with far right and left viewpoints. A green activist from the hydrocarbon position with nuclear leanings. Averse to avarice but always happy to receive lottery wins, gifts, windfalls, legacies, prizes and wet sloppy kisses.
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