North Ocean 102

Posted: 16 February, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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North Ocean 102

IMO : 9382229

Build : 2008 by MetalShip & Docks, Teis-Vigo in Spain, nr 286

Brandspanking new this vessel, on the pictures above just returning from her sea-trails. I can imagine this company wanting to paint their vessels in striking colors so they stand out from the regular offshore-cable laying crowd, marketing & PR-reasons offcourse. But they should have consulted a color-adviser that wasn’t colorblind!

And to differentiate their vessels from eachother they decided to paint the number on it, AS BIG AS POSSIBLE, so everybody was really dead-certain which one they are looking at.  Convenient as they have build already 1 with 3 more to follow.

The first one is being operated together with Bourbon so it has a BIG B on the sides.

Bourbon Oceanteam 101

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Comments
  1. Chris says:

    Yes that sure is UGLY; my mate joined some weeks ago and is sailing to Sweden did i say Sweden. It will realy stand out amongst the blondes.

  2. André says:

    Now they’re here (in sweden) 🙂
    Docking in Karlskrona, just outside my office window.
    And yes, she’s still ugly.

  3. Susanne says:

    I am in Karlskrona too, I think it is a beautiful ship! Just passed it with all the lights lit it looks great! What kind of ship is it?

  4. Justin says:

    The company I work for has apparently Purchased the 102 and will be teaming up with North Oceans.
    Hopefully we get to paint our colours on her, Blue, White, and a red Stripe 🙂

  5. seabart says:

    And which company is that?

  6. North Ocean 102 says:

    The North Ocean 102 is a multi purpose vessel.
    If you look on google for images of her you will see some of her with equipent on the back deck. the forward Crane has been removed and one of the worlds largest carousels is on along with a level whind compensator, 2 cable tensioners and a Heave compensating Chute.
    The North Ocean 102 is currently a cable laying vessel and has completed laying 2 62km pieces of cable from Holland across the channel in the dircetion of Britin for the company BritNed.
    She is Currently preparing to lay the first ever cable from Mongstad to the new semi-submersible GJOA in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Sector for there Client StatOil.
    The North Ocean 102 has recently been acquired by new owners (American company McDermotts) and will begin working on contracts for her after the GJOA and BritNed Campaigns have been completed.
    I hope this information is Knowledgable to everyone who wants to know.

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