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  • Falcon enhances its capabilities

    Authors

    JOT

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    Abstract

    Describes the Seaeye Falcon which has been launched to meet the operational requirements of coastal and inshore operators. It design criteria are focussed on performance reliability and ease of operation. A number of tools have been developed to expand on its range of operations.

    Authors

    JOT

    Publisher

    IMarEST

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    Date published

    2003

  • Radial friction welding on the Seaway Falcon

    Authors

    JOT

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    Abstract

    The multi-role pipelay vessel Seaway Falcon has been central to the installation contractor Stolt Comex Seaway's contracting strategy. Major improvements in 1997 including the latest friction welding technology will place her in the forefront of the deepwater pipelay market. The upgrading will result in welding speeds considerably faster than at present with better quality control.

    Authors

    JOT

    Date published

    1996

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  • Fire control during Ekofisk Bravo platform blowout

    Authors

    MER

    Date published

    1977

    Abstract

    During the Ekofisk Bravo platform blowout platform cooling and other equipment damping down was carried out by the fire control/ support vessel Seaway Falcon of Seaway Supply and Support Ships A/S. Her equipment includes two gas turbine driven pumps supplying remotely controlled monitors and a monitor stabilizing system for use in heavy seas.

    Authors

    MER

    Date published

    1977

  • Red Funnel's new double enders speed turnaround to under 30 minutes

    Authors

    MER

    Date published

    1994

    Abstract

    Details and principal particulars of Red Funnel's new double-ended ferry newbuildings Red Falcon and Red Osprey employed on the Southampton-East Cowes route are given. The 2881gt sisterships can carry 890 passengers and vehicles up to 12t axle weight. The vessels have two MacGregor mezzanine hoistable car decks arranged port and starboard over the main deck. Two Voith 26G propulsion units arranged fore and aft provide a high degree of manoeuvrability and a Stork-Wartsila Diesel FHD 240-G is the main propulsion unit.

    Authors

    MER

    Date published

    1994

  • Maritime History, Volume 4, No. 1 and 2, 1977

    Authors

    Robert Craig (ed)

    Publisher

    Bratton Publishing, Scotland, 1974

    Abstract

    Contents David Eltis, 'The British Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade After 1807' p.1 Rupert C Jarvis, 'Ship Registry, 1786' p.12 John M Gilman, 'Captain Thomas Chidgey and the Port of Watchet' p.31 H J Trump, 'The Port of Teignmouth and the Teignmouth Harbour Commission, 1836-1932' p.49 David H Kennett, 'Barter, Chance and Profit in Eighteenth Century Trade' p.81 D N Jeans, 'The Supply of Ships at Sydney, New South Wales, 1845-1899' p.89 William Sullivan, 'Journal of a Voyage Before the Mast in Falcon of London, 1869-70' p.97 Robert Gabriel, 'The Indian and Far Eastern Lines of the Austrian Lloyd' p.110 D J Tierney, 'Select Bibliography of Maritime History' p.126

    Authors

    Robert Craig (ed)

    Publisher

    Bratton Publishing, Scotland, 1974

  • New deepwater drillships for the Millennium

    Authors

    JOT

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    Abstract

    As the ultra deepwater drillship Deepwater Pathfinder undergoes sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico its sistership the Deepwater Frontier is at an advanced stage. A third vessel Deepwater Millennium is being built in a speculative project from Reading and Bates Falcon. Design vessel storage and drilling are described.

    Authors

    JOT

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  • Cost-effective installation of steel catenary risers

    Authors

    G Hutt ; I Frazer

    Date published

    1999

    Abstract

    To date conventional J-lay techniques have been used to install the majority of steel catenary risers (SCRs). Reeling systems or a modified J-lay technique as employed by Seaway Falcon offer more cost-effective installation but involve plastic deformation of the pipe during the process. SCRs are subject to significant dynamic loads and so their fatigue performance is crucial to their integrity. Consequently a full-scale testing programme has been carried out to investigate the impact of plastic deformation on fatigue performance. The results of the study are presented and demonstrate that following plastic deformation fatigue performance exceeds design requirements.

    Authors

    G Hutt ; I Frazer

    Date published

    1999

  • Deep ocean simulation testing of ram blowout preventer

    Authors

    R Olson

    Date published

    1998

    Abstract

    Blowout prevention equipment has functioned well at all water depths drilled to date. The effects of extreme depths have yet to be proved although design analysis suggests the equipment will be relatively insensitive to increased depths. The introduction of a new blowout preventer by Stewart and Stevenson was purchased by RB Falcon on the condition the preventer was first subjected to tests simulating water depths of at least 10000 feet. The test procedure used is described. Overall the equipment functioned as predicted.

    Authors

    R Olson

    Date published

    1998

  • A Discussion of the "Deepwater Pathfinder" Construction and Start Up Process and the Lessons Learned from a Major Equipment Failure

    Authors

    T L Juran ; W L Ellis ; R L Krohn et al.

    Date published

    2000

    Abstract

    In 1996 Reading & Bates (now R&B Falcon) and Conoco set out to construct a new state-of-the-art drillship. The resulting construction project was the start of one of the most successful rig construction programs in the industry. This paper sets out the reasons for the essential decisions that allowed the "Deepwater Pathfinder" to be delivered on time and within the originally estimated costs. The incident during which the rig dropped its BOP stack and riser is also discussed in detail along with the lessons learned from the incident.

    Authors

    T L Juran ; W L Ellis ; R L Krohn et al.

    Date published

    2000

  • A simplified method for calculating hull girder shear force and bending moment

    Authors

    Peter Lacey

    Date published

    2006

    Abstract

    Lack of knowledge of the hull girder shear force and bending moment is at least partially responsible for the disasters shown. The breaking in half of these ships was attributed to improper cargo loading which resulted in over-stressing the hull girder. A method is presented which gives shipboard operating personnel a quick simple and accurate way to hand-calculate shear force and bending moment values along the length of the ship for any loading condition. This method called the sigma method was developed for the Falcon Tanker a 40000 LT product carrier in order to satisfy the ABS and USCG loading manual requirements. Using the ship as a model the theoretical basis of the method is explained and a step-by-step guide for developing the method for another ship is given.

    Authors

    Peter Lacey

    Date published

    2006

  • The effect of plastic deformation on the fatigue performance of steel catenary risers

    Authors

    G Hutt ; I Frazer

    Date published

    1999

    Abstract

    An overview is presented of the fatigue performance of metallic risers for both manual welding and radial friction welding and the effect on the fatigue performance of plastic deformation developed as part of the installation process. Results of a full scale testing programme currently taking place to look into the fatigue performance of both steel catenary risers and titanium risers including the effects of plastic deformation are described. First riser installation using the Seaway Falcon is outlined. Next characteristics of radial friction welds are looked at. Lastly fatigue performance of welded risers is considered.

    Authors

    G Hutt ; I Frazer

    Date published

    1999