Tuesday, August 16, 2011


SolitaireToday's Ship of the Day is the pipelaying vessel Solitaire (IMO: 7129049, Port of Registry: Panama). The Solitaire is the largest pipelay vessel in the world with a pipe carrying capacity of 22,000 t. The vessel is equipped with a full dynamic positioning system allowing the vessel to work most accurately in highly congested areas. The Solitaire is about 300 meters long (410 including the stinger), 40 meters wide and can accomodate up to 420 men. The Solitaire was built in 1972 as the bulk carrier Trentwood and was converted in 1999 to her current form. She is propelled by eight engines delivering a total of 51 Mw of power and is capable of installing more than 1,000 km of pipeline in a single year.

The Solitaire will arrive this morning at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam.

Click here for the current position of the Solitaire

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