SW8133 : Jack-up Barge at Falmouth Northern Wharf

taken 2 years ago, near to Flushing, Cornwall, Great Britain

Jack-up Barge at Falmouth Northern Wharf
Jack-up Barge at Falmouth Northern Wharf
Fugro Seacore’s second largest Jack Up Barge, Deep Diver 1, moored at Falmouth's Northern Wharf.

Jackup rigs are so-named because they are self-elevating with movable legs that can be extended (“jacked”) above or below the hull. Jackups are towed or moved under self-propulsion to the site with the hull lowered to the water level, and the legs extended above the hull. The hull is actually a water-tight barge that floats on the water’s surface. When the rig reaches the work site, the crew jacks the legs downward through the water and into the sea floor. This anchors the rig and holds the hull well above the waves. Jackup platforms are the most popular type of exploratory drilling platforms and offshore and wind farm service platforms (LinkExternal link Wikipedia).
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 819 330 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:9.4122N 5:3.2147W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 818 330
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Early Morning  Falmouth Harbour  Dock  Wharf  Quay  Jack Up Barge  Cranes  MMSI 235007859  Jackup Rig  Jackup Platform 

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