A better man than I am!!
Bet there aint many out there now who have seen these things!! Claymore approx september 1978. It was brought out together with a bell to inspect for damage.
A few months into the hookup the standby trawler was withdrawn from the field. When finally leaving the auto pilot was set for Aberdeen and the skipper/mate took his eye off the ball. 5 minutes later the trawler ran under the rig at full power and was jammed there. Skipper hadn't upgraded the nav system to show the presence of the Claymore, which hadn't been there at all when the trawler first came into the field 6 months previously, and,as luck would have it, was directly in the line of travel set by the autopilot. The damage cost millions and kept me on the rig for an extra year, and cost a rigger his fingers from one hand. Anybody else remember this??
Picture added on 29 February 2012 at 16:54