is my summer selection for viewing while I am on
holiday. This website has no automatic components,
so unusually, when you communicate with it, you are
communicating with me. The only bit of it which is
automatic is the paypal arrangement for purchasing
books, but even then, a paypal order results in a
communication from me, thanking you and indicating
when the order will be delivered. This includes my
fiction work RigMoves - buy one, you'll like it!!
Now on to the photos-
click on them to enlarge.
The first is the former
Maersk L class Blizzard collecting a Yokohama from
the Maersk Tackler while both were working with
Castoro 7, and almost collecting the stern of the
Maersk ship as well. It is n ot easy to get within
heaving line range I can tell you. Photo by Andriy
The second - having
featured the Normand Atlantic recently here is the
other UT740, the Normand Neptun leaving the Scottish
port of Montrose, captured by Scott Boulter.
Thirdly the Pacific
Aurora outside the port of Takoradi. It is a well
stimulation vessel, and was waiting to go to the
Sedco Energy to pump noxious fluids down the well at
which the rig was working. Captured the other day by
Lastly here is the Siem
Opal towing the recently refitted Galaxy 1 jackup
out of the Cromarty Firth on its way to the Blizzard
Platform. In the background the Nigg construction
facility where back in the 1970s thousands of
workers constructed platforms and jackets for the
North Sea oil boom. Photo by Alistair Morton.
posted here on 21st July
2012 - next update in three weeks.