Here is the ERRV or as we are more likely to call it, standby vessel, Putford Aries in the River Yar. This ship used to be the Star Aries and back in the 1970s was a very large supply vessel. I was once captain of it and it was an absolute pig to deal with. I used to know the bridge as the "potting shed" because it was very primitive, and during its time working to the Thistle Platform, if you could not see the platform you knew that you were in the right place. It had a massive 4000 bhp available and a single moderately sized tunnel thruster forward.

Photo taken by Peter Taylor in 2003 (it is still out there) and posted here on 11th December 2017.


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