Ships in the night, ships from the past, one.

Four Maersk AHTs moored up for protection at Onne, Port Harcourt, Nigeria 2003

Four Maersk AHTs moored up for protection at Onne, Port Harcourt, Nigeria 2003

 

Three Maersk AHTs moored up for protection at Onne, Port Harcourt, Nigeria 2003

Four Maersk AHTs moored up for protection at Onne, Port Harcourt, Nigeria 2003

S7000. Biggest SSCV in the world (with all due deference to Thialf), currently 14000 tonne crane lift capacity.
Crescent shipping 3500 tonne bulker. Fond memories.

Crescent shipping 3500 tonne bulker. Fond memories. We took her from federated manning to non-fed. Crew went from 14 to 9 and the ship looked better for it.

Two more BP bird class tankers laid up at Barry Docks, 1976.

Two more BP bird class tankers laid up at Barry Docks, 1976.

Death ship, bad memories. Last ship as a cadet prior to passing 2nd Mates ticket in 1975.

Death ship, bad memories. Last ship as a cadet prior to passing 2nd Mates ticket in 1975.

Bollard pull tests Riva Trigosa, Liguria, Italy 2010

Bollard pull tests Riva Trigosa, Liguria, Italy 2010

Balck Rover, Portlan. Did helicopter tansit controllers check out  at Portland

Black Rover, Portland. Did helicopter transit controllers check out at Portland

Sir Bedivere, party ship. Good memories, empty pockets.

Sir Bedivere, party ship. Good memories, empty pockets.

Business end of modern AHT.

Business end of modern AHT.

Pleasant enough vessel, very odd captain.

Pleasant enough vessel, very odd captain.

FPSP Plutonio sailaway, Ulsan, Korea

FPSPO Plutonio sailaway, Ulsan, Korea

Inside a windfarm CTV, 2600 BHP, 32 knots.

Inside a windfarm CTV, 2600 BHP, 32 knots.

CTV at speed, Thames Estuary, 2012

CTV at speed, Thames Estuary, 2012

RFA Tidereach, another time, another universe.

Polar bear on deck.

Polar bear on deck.

The finest name for a building anywhere in the world!!!

The finest name for a building anywhere in the world!!!

My first ship, British Comet, five month trip, seemed like a thousand years.

My first ship, British Comet, five month trip, seemed like a thousand years.

Ts (no longer HMS) when the blogger underwent training there in 1972 and 73/74Ts Worcester(no longer HMS) when the blogger underwent training there in 1972 and 73/74

Icebound, a long way north.

Icebound, a long way north.