SHIPS AND OIL

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SHIP INFORMATION

This is a comprehensive set of information about support vessels which includes essential details of the ships from more than 120 companies as well and many photographs of the ships in action sent to us by people all over the world. Start by clicking on the link above or on any of the photos below.

EUROPEAN OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
 

SOUTH ATLANTIC OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS

INDIAN OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
 

NORTH AMERICAN OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS

MEDITERRANEAN OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS

FAR EAST AND AUSTRALIA OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Picture of the Day started as a photo posted on the internet every day taken from our office in Aberdeen. Today it is a picture of offshore activities taken some-where in the world and sent to us by one of our contributors. Click on the link above to see the current photo, or on one of the photographs below to browse though the archive.

PIC OF THE DAY 2007

PIC OF THE DAY 2008

PIC OF THE DAY 2009

PIC OF THE DAY 2010

PIC OF THE DAY 2011

PIC OF THE DAY 2012

PUBLICATIONS

Your editor and compiler of the SHIPS AND OIL website has written three books in recent years, which have been well received. The History Of the Supply Ship is written using what I have learnt is "original research" including my own time driving ships out there, starting in the 1970s, and a visit to Tidewater in Canal St, New Orleans in the 1980s. The third edition of Supply Ship Operations offers genuine guidance on the operation of offshore support vessels, including driving the things. It was first published by Butterworth Heinemann in 1991. The third edition is almost at the end of its first print run, and it may become more expensive on the reprint. And they say that all SF is a analogy of something. So it is with RigMoves. I wrote it after three months moving jackups in Saudi Arabia. Entertainment for both seafarers and enthusiasts. CURRENTLY ALL THREE BOOKS CAN BE BOUGHT FOR 52.50

A Reviewer said: "It was a joy indeed to read Victor Gibson's peerless record of the development of the offshore supply ship."

Available for 37.50 including P&P from this site or from any good bookshop or on line marine publications retailer.

A Canadian professional said: "After 30+ years at sea it is refreshing to read someone else who has been there done that and is not afraid to say it the way it is."

Buy this 294 page volume of wisdom and guidance for only 27.50 inc. P&P.

A reviewer said "If you like quirky, adventure-type sci-fi novels, you will probably enjoy this book." And he was not even a seafarer.

At 5.75 in P&P it is a bargain, or is offered free with either of my marine publications.

FEATURES

During the last 20 years your editor has written many articles for nautical and offshore publications, and latterly has written some stuff just for this site. These include reports on both the loss of the Stevns Power and the investigation into the Bourbon Dolphin Accident as well as a series of articles about the Deepwater Horizon written during the event and in its aftermath. I have also written about some aspects of UK offshore legislation and emergency response. My article "Moving Jack-ups" appears first in Google,  "PFEER" appears second and a recent presentation on "The ALARP Demonstration" appears fourth. Click on the link to find out what there is there. And here is a selection:

THE DEEPWATER HORIZON PFEER, DCR AND VERIFICATION THE GHOST SHIPS OF HARTLEPOOL JACK-UP MOVING AN OVERVIEW THE COSTA CONCORDIA REPORT THE SAFETY CASE AND SEMS

NEWS AND VIEWS

This is a sometimes intermittent monthly comment on things that are happening in the marine world. Hopefully it is informative and sometimes amusing, and at the very least provides an alterative view to what one might call the "official" one. We hope that there are a few sensible words here in a mad world where political correctness and legal intervention seem to prevent anyone having much of a view about anything. The missive now appears as a monthly email - click here if you would like to receive it - and as a page on the website. Samples follows:

JULY 2012 includes a view of the Clipper Point accident.

AUGUST 2012 includes a visit to the Warrior

SEPTEMBER 2012 revisited aspects of the Macondo blowout

OCTOBER 2012 contained news of Chevron and Transocean in Brazil

NOVEMBER 2012 the Prestige court case starts

DECEMBER 2012 comment on the VOS Sailor Accident

THE ABERDEEN HARBOUR WEBCAM
Have a look though the webcam outside the Marex Office on the south side of Aberdeen harbour, one of the busiest offshore ports in the world.
 

             The details of vessels have been compiled from a number of sources and are not guaranteed to be correct. All photographs remain the property of the photographer and may not be used for any commercial purpose, either in print or electronically without permission.  The articles contained on the site remain the intellectual property of the authors and must not be reproduced in part or in full without permission.