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Old 05-11-2015, 20:06   #1
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So there I was... I'm on watch, docked here in beautiful Port Fourchon, LA and I see this little boat, little to us mind you, and I thought it would make one heck of a motor cruising vessel. I have seen it before and thought it was neat so I figured this time I'll snap a shot of it and share with you folks.

Anyone know or have seen a boat like this?

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Old 05-11-2015, 22:38   #2
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That's really curious. It doesn't look like an offshore supply vessel or pipelaying vessel, the usual suspects out of Port Fouchon. It seems too clean to be a working boat. The platforms kinda look like they were built for cranes, but they don't have the usual parts and they both look like they'd be more suitable as observation decks. It looks like there is a set of tracks on the bow running parallel to the boat so maybe some things are missing? The flags also are not identifiable (to me). I'm stumped. It seems purpose-built for something very specific. Would be really interested in hearing what it is.

Oh wait. I think that's a DNV symbol on the side. Offshore wind....?
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LNG bunkering vessel.....?

Argh, too small probably.

Oh, oh. Seismic survey vessel?!
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Submersible launch vessel?
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Submersible launch vessel?
Yeah, that makes sense. Or maybe a trencher. Something like this that would go in those tracks on the fore deck.

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Last time I saw it it had late hawser or mooring line on the deck, it was big like 5 or 6 inch.. If I see it again I'll look harder and take a better picture. Maybe they have an AIS signal.

Yea definitely not a OSV, and I doubt any kind of ROV vessel. The frames are rigid if I remember correctly from looking in the binoculars.

Still, it is a sweet boat if it were a cruiser. You could go literally go wherever with it. And that house and bridge structure just looks so cool.

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Looks like a converted North Sea herring trawler converted for research work
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Looks like a converted North Sea herring trawler converted for research work
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Looks like a converted North Sea herring trawler converted for research work
Ha, that's it minus the outriggers! Definitely, not your typical Gulf of Mexico vessel. Thanks
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Last time I saw it it had late hawser or mooring line on the deck, it was big like 5 or 6 inch..
Maybe it was converted to a seismic vessel, which requires long tow lines.
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