upon a time this fine vessel, now the Vladimir
Ignatyuk, was the most powerful offshore vessel in
the world. That was in 1982 when it was the Beaudril
ship the Kalvik. It had, and maybe still has, 23,200
bhp available from its four Stork Werkspoor engines.
The photograph was taken in March in Port Nelson New
Zealand by Andrew Ward who says that it had just
returned from icebreaking in the Antarctic for the
Photo posted here on
12th April 2012.
Please note the
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It is about moving rigs - but not as we know them.
It has been well received so far. Click on the cover
for further details. There are now none left to give
away, but buy one! It only costs £5.75 or equivalent
post free to anywhere in the world. Or if you took
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