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Forties flotation tank just after disconnection
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No: 1811   Contributor: Alan Cattell   Year: 1974   Country: United Kingdom
Forties flotation tank just after disconnection

I believe I took it in 1974 or 75 from B & R barge 316. Could be the Forties Delta platform. See also picture #1810.
Picture added on 30 June 2009 at 08:12
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Of the 4 original Forties platforms, two were built at Highland Fabricators at Nigg, and two in Greythorpes on Teeside, but I've never worked out which. A 5th platform, Forties Echo was added later.

Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 30 June 2009.
My father, Capt Don Curtis, was skipper of the Hercules at that time.
The Hercules towed the first of the rigs from Nigg Bay before they placed it in position.
Can you tell me where I could find more images and reference material about the Hercules when she was operating in the North Sea?

Thanks
Cormac Curtis

Added by Cormac Curtis on 27 August 2009.
This must be FB or FD in 1975, taken from BAR-316. FC had white domes in '74 (FA didn't) but FC didn't have the structure (for basket landing?) midway between the two domes. Also the Hercules was on the tank side of the jacket in 1974.

Added by Steve on 04 November 2009.
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