Accommodation at the sea for crews working in the high seas’ drilling industry is provided by way of flotels, an amalgamation of the term ‘floating hotel.’ Flotels have been used in the oil rigs in the high seas’ sector right from the late 1970s. Know more inside.
Types of Ships
Bulk carriers are those types of ships which transport cargoes in bulk quantities. The cargo transported in such ships is loose cargo i.e. without any specific packaging to it and generally contains items like food grains, ores and coals and even cement. Find out more about such ships inside the article.
Shuttle tanker is a type of tanker ship which is used in the high seas’ oil exploratory areas for maintaining a steady constancy in the oil and gases’ supply chain. Know more about shuttle tankers inside the article.
Break bulk ships are perhaps the oldest variety of cargo carrying vessels which still operate at the sea. Unlike the present-day versions of cargo vessels, these types of ship were used for bulk cargo without putting the cargo into shipping containers.
Crane ships are powerful ocean going vessels which are mounted with massive cranes. In this article we have enumerated five huge crane ships which are used for different types of offshore jobs and are famous around the world for their enormous size and load carrying capacities.
The Sea based X Band Radar is an offshore, self-propelled radar system owned by the United States of America. The semi-sub also boasts of several other state-of-the-art communication systems and a helipad. Know more about the sea based X band radar inside the article.
Wellboats can be best described as a unique kind of fishing and housing facility vessels. These types of boats provide invaluable assistance to the entire fisheries sector both in terms of commercial viability and the end-consumers’ satisfaction.
Named after a pioneering Norwegian life scientist, G.O. Sars is a research vessel unlike any other in the same category. The survey ship was developed as a result of collaboration between the Bergen University and the Institute of Marine Research. Find out more inside.
Umiak I is a one-of-its-kind ice breaking bulk carrier vessel. This powerful icebreaker has been designed to operate in the frozen oceanic route through the Arctic. It is said that the ship carries an engine which is biggest in Canada.
Owned and operated by Allseas, a Dutch marine conglomerate engaged in constructional activities, the Solitaire is the world’s largest pipe-laying ship. Solitaire is capable of holding a maximum piping tonnage of 22,000 tons while laying pipes up to a distance of 1,000 kilometres in one year.