Hiload DP no. 1

Posted: 11 April, 2010 by SeaBart in ugly
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Hiload DP no. 1

IMO : ??

Build : Under construction by Aibels Yard – Haugesund in Norway, nr ??

Another strange floating contraption has joined the fleet of similars  on the seven seas….World: please meet the Hiload DP no 1, a hightech piece of engineering that’s going to change the world of offshore-loading & discharging. And please be amazed at the sight of her.

This weird looking apparatus is using simple fysics to attach itself to an ordinary tanker and keep that same tanker in a certain position while at the same time either sucking it empty or pumping it full….ISN’T IT AMAZING?!?!?!?

Like this:

The company exploring this thing is called Remora, indeed, the precise name of that type of fish that suck themself to a larger marine animal and hitch a ride. What a coincidence! I for myself would like to compare it to a leech which does exactly the same thing and sucks blood out of the innocent larger host.

Anyway you wanna call it: it a worthy candidate for this site!

Many thanks to Alex S. who spotted this thing in Norway and tipped me about her!

More info about Remora fishes: here

More info about Leeches : here

More info about the Hiload DP no.1 : here

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