Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Guess what this is

What do you think this structure is?  A fairground ride or a piece of modern sculpture?

Well, it is actually the Ceona Amazon, an offshore pipelaying and construction vessel.  (Follow the link in the name if you want all the techy details.)

The huge wheels have been dominating the skyline between Greenock and Port Glasgow for the last couple of months.  It has been up for sale, so I imagine that someone has found a need for this amazing vessel.

It left Greenock at the weekend.  Unfortunately I was away so didn't get the opportunity to see it out on the River Clyde.

Fantastic piece of engineering and not too bad to look at!


  1. You know I thought it was something on a ship from the surrounding water

  2. Ah, my first thought was the headstock of a mine engine. What a fabulous thing. :)


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