Originally Posted by Talon
More pics to get On track again!!
Here you go Talon. I took these shots when I spent the day aboard the SS 3. Watched the entire operation, from submerge, to float off/float on and deballasting. The crew, all in orange jumpsuits, buzzed around like busy bees all day, barely takinga break until all was done. This research was for a story for The Triton, and now is on Dockwise's site: http://18.104.22.168/downloads/files...ise%200611.pdf
(shameless plug but here so you can get additional info, nothing in it for me).
Pic 1 - Shot from on the deck before the action starts
Pic 2 - The submerging, or ballasting procedure begins
Pic 3 - Flooding the deck continues
Pic 4 - A tight squeeze. But Capt Rick did a great job manuevering this baby out. Crew helps with placing fenders along the catwalk. Not a scratch.
Pic 5 - Brand new Warren 87 arriving from Australia for FLIBS. Sean from Warren is on the back deck with a remote control backing out.