Domdom said:looking through an old sea breeze i came across an article on open hatch concept,how far did this go.
Domdom said:yes,i'am familer with the moonpool, what extent will the open hatch go to in todays large container ship and quick turn around.
What about the supply vessels in the North Sea which had what they called a cargo "tube" a deep open deck for carrying pipe out to the pipe laying barges. The Norwegians had some and I believe Zapata too.gdynia said:Dom
We work this system all year round in the North Sea and have never had any problems with it. We also have vessels which sail world wide with Moon Pools that we put Diving Bells thro which are fully open to the sea. Its like sailing with a Swimming Pool onboard with no bottom to it.Theres some strange looking things afloat these days