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Voe III

Voe III in Portsmouth Harbour today

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Voe I and Voe II Belonged to Christiani Neilsen, way back at the time of the construction of Sullum Voe Terminal, and later about 1979 were working on the River Forth at the gas terminal construction..... any history on Voe III in the pic?
 

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Hi Jimmy,
I'm afraid I have no details of Voe III's history but these are her general characteristics:

Multi Cat VOE 3.
14m x 6m x 2m. Self propelled pontoon, for anchor handling, supply and general marine duties. The twin screws are powered by 2 x 212 HP turbo charged marine sabres giving excellent maneuverability. Deck mounted hydraulic double drum winch, 13 tonne / meter Hiab crane and 8 tonne A frame ensures maximum flexibility. W.C.P. Cat 3, 20 miles from safe haven.
 

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I was skipper on Voe1 up in Sullom Voe, she was rigged with a Hiab crane and trawl winch like this one ,did the anchors for the drill/ramlift barges mostly +the concrete run
 

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Hi Jimmy, the name rings a bell alright, there were 2 ramlifts on the job (No's 1&2)they were either new or nearly new at the time.The voes used to run the work barges out to the piers at 6 AM and then come back and run all the men out. Then start there own daywork. Voe 2 worked for a time on the outfall job at Thurso
 

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hi, ive got a book on heavy haulage that has a picture of voe III on the back of a low loader in 1983, the caption says "driver john macklin was behind the wheel of this 110 tonne rated volvo during september 1983 when the outfit hauled this 60 tonne pontoon from cardiff to south sheilds, at 19ft wide the owners of the load, christiani and neilson, had to assure the department of transport that it was urgently required for specialist work in the northeast before permission was given, even with a police escort it still had an interesting journey as staff were originally told its destination was north sheilds requiring a second trip back through the tyne tunnel" the picture in the book doesnt show much of the deck but its certainly impressive the overhang on the sides of the low loader.

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ben
 

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