Build : 2007 by Yantai Raffles Offshore Ltd, Yantai in the P.R.of China, nr YRF-183
Hummingbirds are birds in the family Trochilidae and are native to the Americas. They are among the smallest of birds, and include the smallest extant bird species, the Bee Hummingbirds. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12-90 times per second (depending on the species). They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so. Their English name derives from the characteristic hum made by their rapid wing beats. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph).
Oh, sjit….this isn’t biology 201, this is Uglyships.com…please ignore the above.
The Sevan Hummingbird is an FPSO in the Family of Sevan Marine ASA and are found al over the world. They are among the biggest FPSO’s and include the only round FPSO’s species in the world. They can lay anchored for centuries by holding on to their anchors reaaly good. They are able in transfering to other parts in the world but this incorporates the aid of a few very powerfull ships out of the Tugs-family. They are capable of storing 270.000 bbls (43.000 m3) of oil.
The FPSO Sevan Family consist out of the fllowing members:
Sevan Hummingbird, pictured above & below :
Sevan Piranema :
Sevan Voyageur :
Sevan TBN (nr4) :
Sevan TBN (nr5) :
These things might be very technologically advanced and somebody did have a good brainwave when he thought up this concept but to be very honest: the garbage-bin here in my kitchen has the same shape….also very handy I must say. So I would dub these things the Bin-FPSO’s of the world.
They probably need very large binliners and a even much larger garbage-truck to empty them though……I’m pretty interested in that spectacle!
Above quote about the Hummingbirds is courtesy of Wikipedia.
In the post above I forgot one important thing: there is another one: the 6th garbage bin of the 7 seas….the Sevan Driller. And this floating roundabout is equipped with a drill on steroids!