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Are those dunes beyond Durga Devi?

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Sandy shore and mountains? Durga Devi is a fairly new offshore supply vessel.

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In the same port, here’s Kamanga, a Cambodian-registered reefer from 1977.  But those are two OSVs or AHSVs in the distance.  So what accounts for this collection of speciality, non-cargo per se vessels?

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Another reefer here is about a decade newer .. . Isleman, a name sounding like it needs a preposition.

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Frontier is a Grindrod container vessel.

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But here’s the explanation . . . it’s Seadrill’s West Eclipse, a semi-submersible.

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Here’s an introduction to the company.

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Hilde K is an anchor handling supply tug, 2008, Indonesia-built.

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Topaz Xara is China-built, 2014.   They remind me of what I saw in Guanabara Bay a few years ago.

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Most of this is a tribute to global oil, offshore Namibia.   Here’s more of a picture of the Namibian economy.

Many thanks to Richard Hudson for these photos.  Previous photos by Richard and crew are here.

If I ever get to Namibia, one place I’d like to see is the Skeleton Coast . . . .

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