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Aerial view of Cromarty - c1988
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Aerial view of Cromarty - c1988

View of Cromarty with Ben Wyvis in the background.
Supplied by Paul Shepherd, photographer unknown.
Picture added on 07 July 2003
Comments:
The huge crane barge in the middle of the picture is the Micoperi 7000, (now known as the Saipem 7000), the largest in the world.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 07 July 2003
A great picture, did'nt think the riggs had been in the firth that long - anyone know what year the riggs started to come in for repairs ?
Added by John Whyte on 11 September 2003
In the late seventies in between rigs being built a couple came in to the dry dock for repair. Saipem also have the largest drilling rig in the world know as Scarabeo10.
Added by Sue Florence on 13 September 2003
I don't know what year it was, but you can see that the tennis courts were still in fairly good repair!
Added by Jack Bain on 14 September 2003
The crane barge in the Firth is in fact the Mcdermott DB102!
Added by Garry Mackay on 18 November 2003
Garry is right the crane barge is te DB102. She's the one that lifted the Piper Alpha module. She is now renamed and owned by ELF.
Added by Ronald Young on 26 January 2004
I can remember the Micoperi 7000 being in the firth once, but I admit it must have been later than this. I was on it back in 1990 off the south coast of South Africa, and I saw it here after that. This picture must be before that - as Jackie points out the tennis courts are in good repair, and the new house on Shore St next to Catriona's cottage is not in this pic.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 27 January 2004
The Micoperi 7000 was in here Garve but it was sitting on DP roughly where the SEDCO 706 is now. She was in to pick up 2 MONOPODS from Nigg.
Added by Ronald Young on 28 January 2004
Hey! I got a name check!!
Added by Jackie Bain on 28 January 2004
The Micoperi 7000 can be seen on picture #640.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 29 January 2004
The DB-102 is now called Thialf and owned by Heerema, not ELF.
Added by John on 17 March 2006
Regarding the crane barge ..it is actually the DB102 which was owned by J Ray McDermott..she is now owned by Heerema Marine Contractore and is now called Thialf and she is..and always has been the largest in the world ...not..the Macopri which is now the Siapem 7000.
Added by Duncan Murray on 19 April 2008
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