APC Aussie 1
IMO : 8770455
Build : 2009 by Kim Heng Shipbuilding and Engineering in Sinagpore, nr ??
I guess you are now looking at the pictures and think: WHAT?? WTF is THAT thing??? well, don’t be ashamed, I didn’t know either until I looked into it. And because it’s you I’ll let you in on the secret: she is a multipurpose pipelaying accommodation diving support barge. Wow, that’s a mouth full!! Anyway: whatever she is she is ugly doing it. She looks like a box on a box on a bigger box (we have seen similar boxvessels on this site before). The designers of this thing surely had some hugh imagination! Anyway: as with other ships: it’s a good thing she usually works farfar away on one of the big blue oceans so no innocent soul can lay eyes on her.
This boxthing has been build for a Australian company specialized in “temporary project camping solutions”, not really a big wellknown player in the offshore market! So maybe they didn’t know any better, and then I have some doubts about the name……..