The brand new PX 105 XBow the CBO Itajai which recently entered service in Brazilian waters, looking rather fetching in the afternoon sun. It is now quite difficult to get away from the XBow, or similar enclosed forecastles. I suppose that once it was found that the seafarers making fast did not complain too much about the difficulties there was no limit to what the designers could think up. This ship, unusually for a PSV, has a crane on a rail capable of running fore and aft down the port side.

Photograph taken earlier this month by Jan Plug and published here on 23rd March 2017.

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