Here is the unusual platform ship Edda Ferd at the now pretty ancient Ocean Patriot in UK waters during the month of June this year. You can see it's summer. It's a lovely day out there. The ship is unusual in that it is powered by two Voith propulsion units at the stern, which in addition to offering instant change in direction also, apparently reduced the ship's rolling in adverse weather. The Ocean Patriot a Tosvik Bingo 3000 semi-submersible of moderate capabilities, is unusual in that it was built in 1983, and is still out there. This may be because it did not stop working during the downturn - speculation - I don't actually know.

Photo Scott Vardy the other day and posted here in 2nd July 2018.


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