Vessel Trial

October 10th 2013

The Vessel Trial earlier this week involved the GM700 gantry barge, in conjunction with the Green Isle and Erlend, undergoing position keeping under tow in a tidal stream. The results were very encouraging and although not yet analysed, would indicate that this method of positioning is suitable for some operations.

Later in the week the GM700 gantry barge was moored in a tidal stream with measurements taken on the actual loads on the moorings. At a later date these will be compared with computer generated models.