Aug
08

Fish-inspired vessel joins Brazil offshore oil boom (Reuters)

From: Reuters

A strange-looking vessel inspired by the exotic sucker fish is due to leave¬†Norway¬†for Brazil’s giant offshore oilfields this week on a mission to revolutionize deep sea oil loading methods.

At 47 meters tall, 28 meters long and with an 11 meter keel, HiLoad DP unit No. 1 looks top-heavy and out of place in the water, more like a partly submerged container-port crane than a ship of any type – or a fish for that matter.