Hyundai 60

Posted: 15 April, 2011 by Fairlane in monster, ugly
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 Hyundai 60

IMO: 7349754

Build: 1974 by Blohm & Voss Gmbh – Hamburg in Germany, nr 885 as E. T. P. M. 1601

Behemoth. Gigantic. Humongous. Gargantuan. Mammoth. Leviathan.

It seems that no matter the what synonym for something monstrous that you choose, there is no way that it sounds pretty. which is appropriate, as pretty is definitely not a word that is fitting for this monster.

There aren’t too many pictures of this pipe-layer out there drifting around, even though she’s been around for almost 40 years, which would indicate that she spends most of her time out to sea.

Looks like there are still monsters out roaming the open oceans.

  1. FOYEN says:

    This (along with the sister ship launched as “Sea Troll”) was one of the first ships initially built as crane ships. Before them crane ships were just a rebuilts from tankers and bulkers.
    Check crane ship Challenger (ex PG Thulin)
    Odin (ex Armagnac)

  2. Ian Laver says:

    I worked on her as a kitchen hand (Sodexo)for 3 months in 1979, Gulf of Mexico – 3 month stint. She was the ETPM 1601 then. A great, solid ship.
    Hurricane Bob came through, the American welding crew were allowed to go ashore, we weren’t unless we wanted to quit, so we stayed on that night – lots of fun! The pipe stinger broke off and washed up on Galveston Beach I remember.

  3. offshore surveyor says:

    I have a photo I took in the 70’s, I think, on the LOOP project. It says can lift 2000 tons at 150 ft reach, boom 400 ft long.

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