IMO : 7406021
Build : 1977 by Cochrane and Sons – Selby in the UK, nr 1574
We have seen quit a few silly mast-designs on her but I think this one is topping the charts. If you were a mate on this vessel you surely weren’t too happy with all the blindspots caused by the revolutionary design of that “Fire-Fighting Monitor Mast-Thingy” aka FFMMT.
The rest of the vessel is quit ordinary BTW as visible on this (a bit blurry) picture, please notice the owners did have the “good” taste to put anchor-racks (AKA cowcatchers – I haven’t found out yet how to catch cows @ sea. ;-D ) on her.
Years & years later somebody, somewhere had a brain wave and had that FFMMT removed …….and replaced it with a helicopter-deck. Good move, as everybody knows Helicopter decks are the latest fashion in the offshore industry and you have to have one to be part of the in-crowd.
Unfortunately the conversion from FFMMT to helideck did not do anything at all to improve her looks.
She is called St Barbara now, maybe because the owner is a hugh fan of the television-series with the same-ish name??