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Photographer:chazw [View profile]Title:SIPCA DAMMANAdded:Dec 23, 2006
Photo Category: Ship's Deck
Helicopter arriving to take me ashore to go on leave
Vessel Identification
Name:Sipca Dammam
Former name(s):
- Texaco Copenhagen (Until 1979)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Crude Oil Tanker
Gross tonnage:125,424 tons
Summer DWT:257,364 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1971
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Emmanuel.L on Mar 19, 2018 06:20 (8 months ago)
Hi Rick, thanks for the link, never in a thousand years I would have assumed that the foam used to be made from ox blood, well it is never too late to learn something new.Nice hearing from you.
regards and thanks
Patalavaca on Mar 18, 2018 18:57 (8 months ago)
Hi Emmanuel, yes, Ox blood, but having researched further, I see that it has mostly been replaced by other foaming agents, not surprisngly!
Tty this LINK to read more.
Thanks and regards, Rick
Emmanuel.L on Mar 18, 2018 03:38 (9 months ago)
Hi Patalavaca, OX blood?? I thought that this was used to make blood sausages.! wow , foam concentrate on my plate alongside the eggs and chips, better not tell my something new for me.
thanks and regards friend
Patalavaca on Mar 17, 2018 20:10 (9 months ago)
MattyBoy, that's a corker of a question; depending on the size of the ship, I guess. A VLCC may have about 6. Open to offers on that! I never counted them, but there were always many more flexible fire hoses available.
The foam room, aft at main deck level, was used to store the foam concentrate tanks and which didn't smell good at all. .. Foam concetrate was, and maybe still is, made from Ox blood, no kidding.
MattyBoy on Mar 09, 2018 11:09 (9 months ago)
Oh I see - cheers for that helpful insight patalavaca. How many foam monitors would they have on deck ?
Patalavaca on Mar 04, 2018 23:47 (9 months ago)
Matty, it is an optical illusion - he is not on the fo'c's'le but standing-by at a foam monitor which is located on the flying bridge/walkway.

This was standard fire prevention procedure when helicopters were used in transferring stores or personnel, just in case of a major mishap..
One or more of the other foam monitors would have been so manned as well.
MattyBoy on Mar 04, 2018 21:08 (9 months ago)
What's the guy on the left doing on the bow ? Looks like he's pointing.
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