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Caspian Semi-sub
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No: 232   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Year: 2006   Country: Azerbaijan
Caspian Semi-sub

Do you know the name of this semi?

© Elnur Amikishiyev
Picture added on 18 December 2006
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This is the drilling rig "ISTIGLAL" run by GSF, I was on it for 18 months.

Added by Stuart Mallen on 05 February 2007.
I dont think that is the Istiglal, the derrick is much larger on the Istiglal, this thing here is made of pipe.

Added by Anon on 21 January 2008.
Could be the Shelf 5 (now the Istiglal) before conversion in 1998, or it could be the Shelf 1 or 3, both in Shekova Bay, 10kms south of Baku, waiting for conversion!!!!

Added by Steve T on 29 January 2008.
Being the author of the photo let me tell... this is one the old SOCAR rigs near Crescent Beach. Still there....left to rust and pose for my photos.

Added by Elnur Amikishiyev on 07 October 2009.
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