Here is the platform ship Viking Thaumas steaming along in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil the other day. It is a run of the mill VS 470 MkII designed by Vik Sandvik to take on the UT 755s. It was built for Eidesvik by the Norwegian yard Westcon in 2005, one of many of the ship type distributed now around the world carrying out supply duties. Having said that, what really interests me are the things in the background, probably laying flexibles for the field. What stunning creations they are, and thanks to Jan Plug for capturing them (He is captain of one).

Photo taken on 21st July and posted here in 24th July 2018.


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