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oops the cranes broken
Oil Rig Photos
No: 2869   Contributor: Robert West   Year: 2015
oops the cranes broken

The starboard crane of the Sedco 700, after a failed attempt to lift a 16 ton slip joint from the deck of the Sea Producer. The picture was taken in December 1978 by Davie Watters. The boom was removed a lowered on to the supply boat, using mooring ropes. Ethnic slinging at its best.
Picture added on 10 April 2015 at 11:24
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At least the crane did not go over the side with its driver like Sedco 135G in 1974.I can't remember his name but he came from Livingston, UK.

Added by Gordon Stalker on 04 December 2015.
There were more crane drivers killed in the North Sea than divers in the 70s and 80s.

Added by Pete on 06 December 2017.
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