Micoperi 7000 in Cape Town Harbour - 1991
The Micoperi (later named the Saipem 7000) was used in the contstruction of the Mossgas platform at Mossel Bay on the south coast of South Africa. Each of the two main cranes could lift 7,000 tonnes, and 15,000 tonnes in tandem.
She's seen here with the accommodation, process and drilling modules for the Mossgas FA platform on her deck between the cranes at the bow and the bridge/accommodation at the stern.
Picture added on 30 October 2006