Monthly Archives: June 2012

Northward Bound

AHTS Aiviq with the arctic drilling rig Kulluk in tow. Picture by Ric Shrewsbury.

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Tetra Hedron, outbound

Katrina Morrison (SVO 11′) took this quick phone picture of one of Crosby’s big tugs letting out wire with the Tetra Hedron on the other end. Cool stuff.

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Good Judgement, Poor Seamanship, and the Cell Phone

Recently a blog post on Workboat’s website really struck a raw nerve for myself and many professional’s I know. It was titled “Cell Phone use costs tug operator millions” and pointed to the failure of K-Sea’s no cell phone use … Continue reading

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Photo of the week 6/25/12

I was cruising yacht world last night and found this beauty for sale, 26′ Mackenzie and the only original parts are the stem and keel.

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Debby didn’t do Dallas, now it’s hustle time

Well tropical storm Debby didn’t even give us any rain here in Fourchon, but everyone came in from offshore and it was a regular pumpkin patch in flotation. Though it’s like all the dispatchers in town are an evil group … Continue reading

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Photo of the week 6/21/12

My view (well one of them) for the last few days.

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Tetra Hedron, BFC!

Another “great boat” that isn’t really a boat and does offshore heavy lift. This is the derrick barge “Tetra Hedron” and it can lift a mere 1600 metric tons. Got this picture as we turned into slip a flotation, though … Continue reading

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