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Monday, July 26, 2010

Fourchon and the Bayou

These supply boats are backed in awaiting the supplies that will be loaded onto their back
deck, for delivery to the oil rigs.

Below is an old sulphur ship that has been changed into a multi-purpose vessel for work
in the oil field. It's owned by company, and may be the ugliest boat I've seen down here.

Below, that name just gives me chills.

Below, where the Gulf meets the Bayou, with the oil rigs on the horizon.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I took this in my garden about 2 weeks ago. My purpose was to practice using different depth of field settings that I had just recently learned about from my friend Beth.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

State of the Art

One of our company multi purpose vessels gave us a hand today as we were loading equipment onto our barge for the oil spill response project in the Gulf.

The helipad on the front of the wheel house is very unusual.

That big oval shape thingy is a satellite system of some sort.There is one on each side of the wheel house.

The purpose is to provide "dynamic positioning" to the boat, meaning, once they come along side a barge or an oil rig, a computer takes over the handling of the ship . They were right along side us about 5 feet away and the computer system kept them in that exact spot as they used their crane to do a "heavy lift" onto our barge.
It is an impressive vessel.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Support

Above is a supply boat that takes out anything that an oil rig might need to operate.
Below are the portable quarters to temporarily house workers who are involved in the oil spill clean up. The barges are then towed out to the poluted waters of the gulf.

Port Fourchon is at the center of oil rig support and oil spill clean up.