The Statesman (formerly Sun Wrestler) is seen here discharging deep
water riser the the semi-submersible Benreoch back in 1994 when she was supporting the rig
off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean.
ship was burnt out in 1990 when it was probably the Schnoorturm and was purchased by Eide
the well known Norwegian second hand marine equipment dealer. It was originally a sister
vessel to what is now the Englishman though there are now limited similarities except for
During the rebuilding she was lengthened and was provided
with a completely new superstructure and a new winch as well as an additional azimuthing
thruster. She is provided with a retractable towing pod which appears missile like from
beneath the main deck.