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Photo Details
Photographer:Ron [View profile]Title:Blue MarlinAdded:Feb 22, 2007
Captured:IMO:9186338Hits:3,737
Photo Category: Heavy Lift Vessels
Description:
Blue Marlin with jack up rigs Rowan Gorilla VI and GSF Galaxy II, on arrival in the Moray Firth from Halifax NS
Vessel Identification
Name:Blue Marlin
IMO:9186338
Flag:Curacao
MMSI:306589000
Callsign:PJFM
Technical Data
Vessel type:Deck Cargo Ship
Gross tonnage:51,821 tons
Summer DWT:76,061 tons
Length:225 m
Beam:63 m
Draught:9.7 m

Additional Information
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2000
AIS Information
Last known position:
34°3’21.61” S, 17°50’13.49” E
Status:Underway
Speed, course (heading):
9.5kts, 343° (339°)
Destination:
Location:Walvis Bay,namibia
Arrival:15th Aug 2017
07:00:33 UTC
Last update:
7 days 7 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 August 15th, 07:00:33 UTCWalvis Bay,namibia
2017 July 30th, 05:00:36 UTCPort Louis,mauritius
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Photo Comments (3)

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Ron on Mar 01, 2007 00:11 (10 years ago)
Blue Marlin and escort tug Red Wolf lay in the Inner Moray Firth for a couple of days whilst sea fastenings were removed. It was planned to offload a few miles offshore but this was changed and the ship moved into the sheltered waters of the Cromarty Firth where jobs of this type have been done before. The float off was carried out with assistance of tugs Sea Tiger, Alphonse Letzer, Kinross and Champion. Galaxy II came off first and was towed to a berth at Invergordon. Rowan Gorilla was towed Half a mile or so and jacked up for loading of stores etc in readiness for a job in the Arbroath Field, in the North Sea UK Sector. She was towed away a few days later by Sea Tiger, Galaxy II remains jacked up at Invergordon with works going on aboard the rig.
These pics were taken on arrival in the Inner Moray Firth from a workboat, the float off occurred in the dark and finished in fog!.
Jackdusty on Feb 28, 2007 16:14 (10 years ago)
Ron,

Thank you for the excellent pictures. How did you get out to take them?

Best Regards
Al Simpson
Halifax , NS
Kent Malo on Feb 22, 2007 03:14 (10 years ago)
Terrific photos Ron, I was wondering where the two platforms ended up, I was told they were on their way to Norway, but I see that was not the case.
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