Category Archives: South Shields

Skandi Africa

Skandi Africa inbound to Offshore Technology Park with some interesting ‘kit’.

The Skandi Africa is a newbuild DP class 3 construction support vessel,designed for harsh
environment and deepwater subsea construction and flexlay operations, up to 3,000m depth. She is fully equipped with a 900Te active-heave compensated main crane and a 650Te Tiltable Lay System.

Three in a row

Magellan cruise ship at Northumbrian Quay. Seven Pelican and Magellan (my photos this time), offshore service vessels.


Dawn of the Tiger

Hopper, Tiger arriving at dawn today to join, and take the spoil from, yesterday’s dredger Fernao de Magalhaens.

From photos by Kevin Blair

Stones = stones

The bulk carrier Stones (pronounced Stoness) unloading stone from Norway, via the gantry conveyor on the left, in the continuing quest to seal the entrance to the former Tyne Dock. Her sister ship Bulknes (I imagine Bulkness) has already started the process and is due next week with a further load.

Stones unloading stones

Stones unloading stones

Normand Neptun in to A&P

You don’t realise what a sunny place North Shields is until you take photos of ships.