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Old 3rd October 2005, 21:56
Jan.Ingdal Jan.Ingdal is offline  
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Smile Moscliff


Here are two nice pics of the biggest ship I had during my career at sea.
This ship was built in Japan in 1975, 270.000 DWT with a steam turbine engine.
I spent six nice months as fitter onboard in 1977.

Cheers Jan
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Old 4th October 2005, 02:00
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Jan, I know how a gas turbine works but not sure how a steam one works, could you give a short run down how it works.
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Old 4th October 2005, 04:32
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Fascinating! A monster. Not a derogatory word. Sheer size I mean. Wow! I used to see them, those huge ships, but I could'nt imagine what life was like aboard them. I did once read that the deck crowd had roller skates to get about on. True?
Life aboard her probably no different to life aboard a 12,000 tonner. Steel deck under one's feet, blue sky above, green or blue sea holding you up. Sea life, that's how it was and probably still is.
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Old 21st January 2007, 12:26
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Hi The Moscliff is now been converted in to an FPSO working in Brazil in the Campos basin. Renamed FPSO BRASIL
It was converted in Keppells Yard Singapore in 2002 I served on her including Singapore for 3 years

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Old 27th January 2007, 20:55
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The "Moscliff" that became "FPSO Brazil" is another vessel than the one pictured at the top. Both the VLCCs were owned by Norway´s Mosvold group.

The first "Moscliff" (pictured in the first post above) was built at Sumitomo in 1975. Her name history was: Moscliff; 1985-Actor; 1988-Jarabella; 1991-Ambra Blue; 1993-Argostoli Bay; 1996-Dolphin 41. She was scrapped in 1996. More details here:

The second "Moscliff" was built at AG Weser in Germany in 1972. Her name history is Esso Freeport, Esso Saba, Moscliff, FPSO Brazil. More details here:

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Old 27th January 2007, 21:02
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I spent a lot of time on these type of vessels, ie steam turbine VLCC.
As a summary "The vessels do not work the crew does"
I never saw a good one.

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Old 28th January 2007, 18:53
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Intresting Thanks For That
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Old 30th January 2007, 08:42
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On the Gatx Oswego VLCC's we had three wheel scooters to get about on with a basket on the handlebars to put you tools in. No this isn't a wind up!

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Old 19th June 2007, 14:16
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They were still there in 1981'ish, but not used anymore; a good gimmick though.
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