I rediscovered this fine photo of the UT734 Star Spica today while looking for a means of illustrating North Sea weather. This ship and its sister ship the Star Sirius were the Shell contracted anchor-handlers in Aberdeen for some years starting in 1986. The two ships had been built in Norway in 1985, they were powered by two Wartsila diesels giving them 9000 bhp. After passing through several owners in UK they ended up in the Far East and may now have gone to the breakers. In the photo the Spica is actually towing a semi with the Sirius from which the photo was taken.

Posted here on 12th April 2018.

 

 
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