THE impressive looking pipelay and construction vessel Seven Oceans is currently in dry dock at A&P Tyne undergoing repairs.
The vessel, which can lay rigid and flexible pipelines in waters up to 3000 metres deep, is at the Hebburn yard for refurbishment and repair work to its thrusters, which are used to manoeuvre the vessel.
Its size and build – 10,930 tonnes deadweight, measuring 157 metres long and carrying several cranes and a helideck – make it an eye-catching sight on the River Tyne.
A&P Tyne Sales & Marketing Manager Martin Robertson said: “Subsea 7 S.A, who own the vessel, are one of, if not the most well known subsea construction and installation companies in the world and a very welcome client. We look forward to seeing more of their vessels at the yard in the future.”
The work should be complete towards the end of the week and the Seven Oceans is scheduled to leave the river on Thursday.