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Search: Posts Made By: DxbBob
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 18th January 2020, 22:27
Replies: 28
Views: 11,999
Posted By DxbBob
Response to Paul Rennison’s post of 28/07/2006

Re. your post “Offshore heavy lift ships”
From January 1967 to April 1973 I worked for a small U.S. offshore construction company called Ingram Contractors, Inc. During that period, Ingram formed a...
Forum: Tugs 12th January 2020, 00:36
Replies: 6
Views: 2,067
Posted By DxbBob
Old Moran Tug

Thanks, Roy.
Forum: Tugs 7th January 2020, 22:34
Replies: 6
Views: 2,067
Posted By DxbBob
Old Moran Tug

Bob S,
Thanks much for telling me the name of that Moran tug. I would never have guessed it. Although I couldn't identify her, I was somewhat pleased to see she was, as I'd thought, an East Coast...
Forum: Tugs 30th December 2019, 22:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2,067
Posted By DxbBob
Old Moran Tug

I think I remember passing her a long time ago, but when I did she was lying inboard of the Georgia Moran and I couldn't see a name or other identifier. I'm thinking I saw her because I remember...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 17th December 2019, 17:45
Replies: 20
Views: 8,296
Posted By DxbBob
Nico, please see below. POLAR BEAR, IMO...

Nico, please see below.
POLAR BEAR, IMO 7344950, call sign HP5763
GRIZZLY BEAR, IMO 7344962, sold for demolition and beached for break-up at Alang (state of Gujarat, India) on 05 February 2016.
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 19th November 2019, 21:25
Replies: 12
Views: 3,250
Posted By DxbBob
Summer '75 Blowout and fire, follow-up

Follow-up With respect to 1975 Fateh Field blowout, former Conoco employee Lester Arnwine recalled that: "after a short period, the gas ignited and the platform and drilling rig collapsed and what...
Forum: Tugs 16th November 2019, 20:44
Replies: 7
Views: 3,284
Posted By DxbBob
Tug OCEANIC Status

What's become of the ageless beauty, OCEANIC, once the pride of Bugsier Reederei?

2013 - I heard she was sold, changed her name to OSMAN KHAN, and left Bremerhaven for Turkey in July 2013, after...
Forum: Tugs 16th November 2019, 19:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By DxbBob
David, There's a picture of the working ends...

David,

There's a picture of the working ends (stern) of ARZANAH and DALMAH at Das Island at:
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/83245/title/bp-tugs-at-das-island/cat/503
...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 15th November 2019, 00:53
Replies: 12
Views: 3,250
Posted By DxbBob
Follow up note regarding installation of Khazzan...

Follow up note regarding installation of Khazzan Dubai I: see Huntley file no. 14534 at YouTube.com/watch?v=qdbX-hukpgU. Towards the end of this 22 minute public relations film there's a few scenes...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 15th November 2019, 00:37
Replies: 12
Views: 3,250
Posted By DxbBob
An interesting note: on Saturday 13 February...

An interesting note: on Saturday 13 February 2016 Reuters reported that Dubai Petroleum had had a gas leak at its offshore Fateh oilfield on Thursday 11 February 2016 in an area where a previous...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 15th November 2019, 00:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,250
Posted By DxbBob
for member "PZULBA" re. DPC Khazzan Dubai I

In a preceding post I asked for the names of two tugs that towed DPC's "Khazzan Dubai I" the 60 miles from its fabrication site in Jumeirah to its installation location in DPC's Fateh Field back in...
Forum: Tugs 11th November 2019, 03:15
Replies: 7
Views: 5,389
Posted By DxbBob
McDermott “Ice” Boats

A.) Photos? I'm looking for a picture of any one of the four flybridge tug/utility boats listed below showing the boat(s) in traditional McDermott livery. McDermott owned the boats in the '60s...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 10th November 2019, 11:10
Replies: 12
Views: 3,250
Posted By DxbBob
J-U Rig W.D. KENT Loss – 1976

Background: While working for DPC during a freak severe storm on 23 February 1976, the Reading & Bates’ jack up drilling rig W. D. KENT was struck by a drifting or anchor-dragging vessel. The...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 10th November 2019, 10:59
Replies: 12
Views: 3,250
Posted By DxbBob
Dubai Blowouts in 1973 and 1975

AAA – I found the attachment in a shoe box of old photos. When I received it in the late ‘70s, I was told it was a wild well fire on a Dubai Petroleum Co. (“DPC”) platform. I have a foggy...
Forum: Tugs 4th November 2019, 01:49
Replies: 78
Views: 42,276
Posted By DxbBob
Jmc tugs tow db27 from france to dubai, 1983

Anyone recall JMC tugs MISTER JOHN H and MISTER HAROLD towing McDERMOTT DERRICK BARGE No. 27 from La Ciotat, France (about 21 miles East of Marseilles), to Dubai?

Background: In the early...
Forum: Tugs 3rd November 2019, 08:43
Replies: 78
Views: 42,276
Posted By DxbBob
Jmc tug “betty”

I saw a post on DosFrio.com dated 15 February 2019 that read, in part, as follows:
“I was watching those talking heads on the "Five" on Fox. The question was asked ‘what was the most expensive...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd November 2019, 01:35
Replies: 15
Views: 2,680
Posted By DxbBob
It looks like the ARMADA KP1 pix didn't make it...

It looks like the ARMADA KP1 pix didn't make it the first time. I'll try again.
Forum: Say Hello 3rd November 2019, 01:33
Replies: 15
Views: 2,680
Posted By DxbBob
What ever happened to Kokan Pioneer 1?

In an old post (August 2010) to this forum, Warren.Karlsson asked what became of the KOKAN PIONEER 1 he’d worked aboard back when she was operated by Brown & Root. He said he’d heard she’d capsized....
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 1st November 2019, 19:11
Replies: 12
Views: 3,250
Posted By DxbBob
Does anyone remember the name of the lead tugboat...

Does anyone remember the name of the lead tugboat in the attached 1983 photograph of DB27 inching her way up Dubai Creek? The picture was taken when DB27 made her first transit up the Creek after...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 1st November 2019, 18:56
Replies: 12
Views: 3,250
Posted By DxbBob
Post Dubai Khazzan Tow-Outs

1.) Anyone remember what companies and which of their tugs towed out the three Khazzan subsea oil storage tanks (“K1”, “K2”, and “K3”) built in Dubai by Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (“CB&I”) for...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 23rd October 2019, 08:34
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By DxbBob
No Luck With JRM Supply Boat Pictures

Thunderhorse,
Just to let you know … I don’t have, and also cannot find, any pictures of MORNING STAR (later PELICAN ONE) or DOUBLE-O-SEVEN (later OCEAN DIVER II) or MUD LUMP (later VIKING STAR). ...
Forum: Ship Research 20th October 2019, 10:43
Replies: 1
Views: 1,663
Posted By DxbBob
DB21 in Tassie, 1978

George,
I just happened to come across your post, better late than never!
I think you were involved in her towage from Tasmania to Singapore in 1978, following her three months long make-over at...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 16th October 2019, 18:47
Replies: 12
Views: 3,250
Posted By DxbBob
I'm also curious about these matters. I was...

I'm also curious about these matters. I was there from 1973 to 1986.

As far as I know:
a) the three Khazzans are still in use,
b) the two Maimaa floating storage tanks (as you say,...
Forum: Tugs 16th October 2019, 02:06
Replies: 7
Views: 5,389
Posted By DxbBob
Eureka

I wanted to come back to you regarding the cryptic comment about four medium "ICE" tugs I made in my first post. I haven't found anything on those four tugs except the following clips on YouTube:
...
Forum: Tugs 11th October 2019, 10:55
Replies: 33
Views: 11,975
Posted By DxbBob
First time I read about ALICE L MORAN I too...

First time I read about ALICE L MORAN I too assumed she'd originally been a Navy new build.
Looking back at it, I now think what led me to that incorrect conclusion was hearing that she had an...
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