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    Boka Vanguard: This peculiar-looking ship is a "semi-submersible heavy transport vessel" and it's the largest of its kind.

    The gigantic boat that can carry cruise ships: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...CjIlxM947k9BXY
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    A few years ago I did a trip on the Blue Marlin Capetown to Mumbai. I joined in Capetown by chopper and rode the ship as part of the rig crew to Mumbai. It carried two jackups from Louisiana to India. We bunked in the ships accommodation and very nice it was too. It remined me very much of being back in the MN especially when we went to the bond and bought beer from the chief Steward. The ship ballasted down and the rigs were floated over it and it then pumped the ballast out to leave the rigs sitting on the back.

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    Just my humorous take on the subject....

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    A few more pics of the inccident (2007 Luanda Angola). The Mighty Servant had just unloaded the Aleutin Key when it sank. It was later refloated, there were no casualties apart from the ship. It was later refloated but there was no sign of the submarine :-)

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    Maybe it was the one the beetles used to sing about after painting it yellow ? When positioning them jack ups , it used to give me the Heebie jeebies when I saw the way some of them did it , I was there purely for the towing but usually they wanted to position it themselves .They achieved this by using one of the legs as a brake. Going into the well head with it just above the seabed and dropping the last couple of feet to pull her up . There was one time before I got involved in Australian offshore work where I believe they did this off the South Coast and the leg snapped , from then on there was alway a marine crew there . But as far as I know they never altered the practice.
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