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Photo Details
Photographer:Christian Bråthen [View profile]Title:NORDIC SARITAAdded:Jan 16, 2008
Photo Category: Crude Oil Tankers
Nordic Sarita in Stavanger, Norway, September 2003.
Vessel Identification
Name:Falcon Spirit
Former name(s):
- Rita (Until 2010 Jan)
- Rita Knutsen (Until 2008 Dec)
- Nordic Sarita (Until 2005 Mar 15)
- Sarita (Until 1998 Mar)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Floating Storage/production
Gross tonnage:70,434 tons
Summer DWT:124,472 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1986
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (2)

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Christian Bråthen on Aug 20, 2008 11:51 (8 years ago)
It's a shuttle tanker. Used for shuttling crude oil from the offshore oil fields in the North Sea to terminals around Europe.
In norwegian terms they are called "bøyelaster", or "buoy loader" in english.
Simply because they load from a buoy in which is connected to a storage tank at the offshore platforms.

They connect the loading hose in the bow. The arrangement in the bow is called BLS - Bow Loading System. On this particular vessel they have a bow house where all the manouvering when approaching the buoy and during loading is done.
On newer shuttle tankers all the manouvering and loading of the vessel is done from the bridge. At all times when approaching, connecting, loading, diconnecting and leaving the field, the vessel is on DP - Dynamical Positioning.
Michel Gosselin on Oct 19, 2005 10:17 (11 years ago)
pretty interseting bow on her, good shot too. never see one of those over here :-)
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