This page includes information that although not directly Model
Building related may prove
useful to any one new to the Marine Environment and could help
to understand this fascinating subject.
||Anchor Handling Tug Supply
designed to work primarily in the Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and
Anchor Handling: Able
to lay and retrieve the anchors used to moor the Oil and Gas Rigs, Platforms
and associated units.
Tug: Have very
good towing capability for moving Rigs, etc.
Supply: Carry a wide range of both liquid and dry
(powder) cargoes in internal storage tanks, have strengthened decks for
containers etc. Some are also equipped to operate ROV's (Remote Operated
Vehicles), and have the capability (in varying degrees) for Fire Fighting and
Standby Vessel duties.
||Platform Service (or Supply) Vessel
Another vessel working primarily in the Offshore Oil and
Gas Exploration and Production areas.
Specially designed to carry
all the necessary equipment, material and catering supplies to enable the Rigs
and Platforms to function.
Transport a wide range of both liquid and
dry (powder) cargoes in internal storage tanks and strengthened decks
for carrying containers, drill pipes and other heavy equipment.
Some have the capability (in varying degrees) for Towing and Fire
||Roll on Roll off.
carrying ferry that is loaded and unloaded via ramps connecting the vessel with
enabling vehicles and or trailers to be driven on and
||Standby Vessels (Standing
Another vessel working in the Offshore Oil and Gas
Exploration and Production areas. Either specially built or converted
(mainly Fishing Trawlers) to act as a 'Safety Ship' to the Rigs and
Carry a wide range of safety and recovery equipment
including - fast recovery boats, rescue baskets and scrambling nets.
In an emergency they can perform fast evacuation of the rigs and
recover people from the water. Cater for large numbers of rescued personal (as
many as 300), have hospital facilities and medically trained crew
Clear deck area for helicopter winching
and have fire fighting capability. (See my 'Grampian Pride' Model)