Big ship on the river

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  1. The Raven

    The Raven Winger

    Towers on the deck and a massive crane.

    Does anyone know what it does?

    answers of 'it floats on the water' will be met with a tut.
     
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  2. Leon Solent

    Leon Solent Midfield

    Without seeing it, is it a jack-up rig? Just a guess.
     
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  3. Syrian navy.
     
  4. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    Real life Minecraft set for the upcoming movie.
     
  5. Not sure of the technical terminology but they go through the bottom of the boat and it's used for oil rigs. Sure I've got a photo of one that was here last year where the boat bit was at the top of the towers.
     
  6. The Falcon

    The Falcon Midfield

    Russian landing craft, some of those Spetsnaz gadgies need the crane to lift them off, big fuckers, its started .
     
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  7. A jack-up ship for the installation of the offshore wind farm base structures.
    The ship jacks itself up on the "towers".
    The cranes pick up and lower the bases into location.
     
  8. maygo

    maygo Winger

    This, fucking beasts they are
     
  9. dcl0sc

    dcl0sc Striker

    It's a Decepticon transformer, IIRC.
     
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  10. Cowvahlo

    Cowvahlo Striker

    MPI Discovery....
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Yeah, saw it just the other day at Port of Sunderland.

    It’s absolutely gargantuan I’m size mind - I couldn’t take my eyes off it.
     
  12. Kid Galahad

    Kid Galahad Striker

    Nice to see some big vessel on the Wear, wish there was more activity tbh, use to love it when I was a lad.
     
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  13. This

    It’s the view from me front window
     
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  14. StiflerPG

    StiflerPG Midfield

  15. The Raven

    The Raven Winger

    I noticed it yesterday..........so probably been there ages
     
  16. Its been in getting some repairs to one of the jack legs, it is huge like
     
  17. HebburnMackem

    HebburnMackem Striker

    It looks like one of those ones that can lift itself up on those "towers" to raise other ships that it maneuvers underneath.
     
  18. [​IMG]
    View from my office window
     
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  19. Kevj

    Kevj Winger

    It needed repair work on a jack-up leg a few years years ago when it was installing the tripod structure for Blyth Demonstrator Windfarm.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. tunstallhill

    tunstallhill Striker

    are they putting a new access road in there? good to see developments happening on the south dock. who is the contractor?

    also, them legs are big, but surely not long enough to jack up off the sea bed when out at sea?
     

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