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    Saw this weird ship of the coast at Scottburgh now. It has these 4 massive tall masts or pillars. It was accompanied by a smaller ship. Can not find anything on google.
    Anyone knows what it is?
    It long gone over the horizon but you can still see the 4 masts.Click image for larger version. 

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    Crane vessel?

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    Drilling or suction dredging rig? Drops the posts and does its thing?
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    It could be one of those ships that half-submerge to load large things on it's deck.
    The load could be a drilling platform.
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    send that photo to USA as a proof that bigfoot exist.

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    Maybe

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    I was looking at it today. at first i thought it was being towed by a smaller ship.

    It was one submersible ship - with an oil rig on it. and the deck was close to the water so it appeared to be two separate ships.
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    It could be one of those ships that half-submerge to load large things on it's deck.
    If it has other boats on it, it is known as a ship-shipping-ship-shipping-ships.

    Here's a useful site to ID ships: https://www.marinetraffic.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coenoes View Post
    Saw this weird ship of the coast at Scottburgh now. It has these 4 massive tall masts or pillars. It was accompanied by a smaller ship. Can not find anything on google.
    Anyone knows what it is?
    It long gone over the horizon but you can still see the 4 masts.Click image for larger version. 

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    Maybe try https://www.vesselfinder.com/

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    Last edited by Andrew Leigh; 2021/09/17 at 11:06 AM.

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    There you go: Osprey

    "OSPREY (IMO: 8616568) is a Heavy Lift Vessel that was built in 1989 (32 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Norway.
    Itís carrying capacity is 53000 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 9.5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 226.27 meters and her width is 44.54 meters."

    (The towers might have changed over the years.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
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    I initially thought so too, but the cranes seem too low.
    Last edited by JanB; 2021/09/17 at 11:04 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanB View Post
    There you go: Osprey

    "OSPREY (IMO: 8616568) is a Heavy Lift Vessel that was built in 1989 (32 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Norway.
    Itís carrying capacity is 53000 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 9.5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 226.27 meters and her width is 44.54 meters."
    This seems right, transports all kinds of stuff
    https://www.balticshipping.com/vessel/imo/8616568
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    The tall structures do not look like crane gantries, but rather platform legs.
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    Perhaps those Turkish carpowerships?

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    Flat earthers research ship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post
    Flat earthers research ship?
    But then it should not disappear over the horizon..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    But then it should not disappear over the horizon..
    of course it will

    it fell over the side
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    Covid spreading poles....
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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