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Search: Posts Made By: DxbBob
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 19th November 2019, 21:25
Replies: 12
Views: 2,712
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: 3,101
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: 1,643
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: 2,712
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: 2,712
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: 2,712
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: 5,121
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: 2,712
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: 2,712
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: 41,285
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: 41,285
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: 2,549
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: 2,549
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 hed worked aboard back when she was operated by Brown & Root. He said hed heard shed capsized....
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 1st November 2019, 19:11
Replies: 12
Views: 2,712
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: 2,712
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: 469
Posted By DxbBob
No Luck With JRM Supply Boat Pictures

Thunderhorse,
Just to let you know I dont 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: 1,614
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: 2,712
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: 5,121
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: 11,583
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...
Forum: Tugs 11th October 2019, 10:19
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By DxbBob
Post TYPHOON life saving services in August 1991

Whenever I see a reference to Bureau Wijsmuller's AHT TYPHOON, I'm reminded of the rescue services she provided when McDERMOTT DERRICK BARGE No. 29 sank trying to outrun tropical cyclone Fred on...
Forum: Tugs 11th October 2019, 07:44
Replies: 15
Views: 5,440
Posted By DxbBob
Re. my post of 10 October, let me clarify that...

Re. my post of 10 October, let me clarify that the portholes being discussed served the officers' cabins on the main deck. Crew's quarters were on the 2nd deck (the deck below main deck) from...
Forum: Tugs 11th October 2019, 01:54
Replies: 15
Views: 5,440
Posted By DxbBob
Thumbs up So many portholes

Opinion time: Like so many others, I think L. Smit's [B]ZWARTE ZEE (IV) and WITTE ZEE (III) rank among the most beautiful ocean going salvage tugs ever built: two of several of what I like to call...
Forum: Tugs 8th October 2019, 23:51
Replies: 7
Views: 5,121
Posted By DxbBob
I attach what I have, sorry I can't help you out....

I attach what I have, sorry I can't help you out.

In 1973 I left Ingram to join McDermott in Dubai. When I arrived there, INTERMAC 502 [replaced by LB26] - Supt. Toby Thorpe, DB9 - Supt. B J...
Forum: Tugs 5th October 2019, 22:07
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By DxbBob
Updated post: I attach pictures of: * tug...

Updated post: I attach pictures of:
* tug Zwarte Zee (L. Smit & Co's Internationale Sleepdienst photo) underway, and
** "stack pack" (my photos) during load out/tie-down and under tow to...
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