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LB-200 - Laying barge
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No: 2359   Contributor: Bjorn Ottosen   Year: 2011   Country: Norway
LB-200 - Laying barge

LB-200 was used to lay the vast gas pipeline from Norway to Easington in England.
The gas is exported via a 1,200 km long pipeline, Langeled, from Nyhamna in Norway via Sleipner to Easington in England. The pipeline consists of 100 000 fittings that are welded together at a speed of four miles per day and laid on the seabed with incredible precision. Among other things, a million tonnes of steel and a million tonnes of concrete agreed.

Through the wire get the British up to 20 percent of its total gas needs for decades to come. Britain is the most important market for the Ormen Lange gas, but also Scandinavia and continental Europe will need more gas.

Photo was taken, August 25.2005 outside the coast of England, approx 6 hours from Hartlepool.
Picture added on 07 January 2011 at 10:00
add commentComments:
Worked on LB200 from 1983 to 1996 - the good old days. Work hard but had a good laugh with all the lads, 60 days on 28 off.

Added by Garry Robinson on 23 January 2011.
LB 200 was use as a hotel barge at the Statfjord field in 1981 to 1982. It was ok for us Norwegians who came from BrownAker Offshore from Ekofisk in the middle of the 70s. Nest regards to you all, from Carl Wiig, scaffolder and rigger.

Added by Carl Peter Wiig on 24 February 2011.
The original name was Viking Piper.

Added by Carl Peter Wiig on 09 March 2011.
I worked on the lb 200 1982 to 1984, was hard work but a good bunch of lads.

Added by Richard Butler on 22 March 2011.
You must have worked on lb200 at the same time as me more or less but I don't recognise the name - where did you work and what shift were you on. I worked in the dope station as foreman on Garry Collinson.

Added by Garry Robinson on 30 March 2011.
I did a couple of stints on the thing in the mid 80's, usualy for RTD out of Rotterdam

Added by Steve Jackson on 20 June 2011.
Yes Garry hard graft, but good memories. How you doing now?

Added by Phil Devers on 06 July 2011.
Worked on the repair of all the anchor winches Jan 1984 in Rotterdam (American hoist and derrick) they were in quite a mess due to operator mis handling. must have cost a fortune, dont remember any of the crew names (mech fitters). I liked to think I helped to bring the gas to our shores

Added by RALPH CROSBY on 23 December 2011.
worked on 200 1980 to 1995 happy memories of all the scouse lads down foggys in the chaloise in rotterdam and the parrot bar stevie jones where are you and anyone who remebers me skype contact troutman801

Added by Mick Minor on 26 December 2011.
I worked on the LB 200 in 2001 in the gulf of Mexico on the Gulf-stream

Added by Mark Compton on 18 July 2012.
Worked on the LB 200 in 2002 in the Med, lost 6 anchors and one crane.

Added by Drustebakke@hotmail.com on 22 September 2012.
Worked on the refit for the Norway to Easington gas line project around 2004/05, wot a complete tip an the food was s***, enjoyed my nights out in port tho, Malaga, Brest & Rotterdam.

Added by Mick g on 24 September 2012.
Worked on the 200 seasons 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 as a repair helper welder my forman was Doug
Johnson, I remember the Parrot Bar, hard work but had great fun.

Added by Mike Charles South Wales on 06 October 2012.
I worked in the dope station the foreman was Davy Kerr a Scouser, when he left the foreman was Gerry Mcnamara, I can't remember who was foreman after Gerry left, I worked on the MSV Tharos after the LB 200 with Eric Hopper I think he was a dope station foreman on the LB 200 a big goodie rigger, a nice bloke, I remember the Parrot Bar in Rotterdam.

Added by Richard Butler on 30 October 2012.
I worked 0n LB200 I was dope station foreman from 1984 to 1996 I was there when Gerry was there I was on other shift from him on Garry Collinsons shift I allso worked on msv tharos for a few weeks then went back on lb200 till 96 that walk to the parrot bar was a killer so dver the fence was a better option ha


Added by Garry Robinson on 08 November 2012.
I worked out of the office base in Rotterdam 93 - 95 paying the bills and got to know John Rowe who worked for McDermott - does anyone know how to contact him?

Added by John van der Burgh on 04 January 2013.
Any one remember Dick Barton? Had accident with Billy Watkins down pipe, march 16 1984. Still alive.

Added by Dick Barton on 14 March 2013.
Ies I remember the accident glad to here you are OK. Iwas working in the dope station at the time, my brother in law is Garry Collinson, you will remember him better and my brother is Joey Robinson. I worked on the 200 untill 1996.

Added by Garry Robinson on 17 March 2013.
I received a phone call from a former McDermott employee that let me know John Rowe apparently has passed away a few years ago.

Added by John van der Burgh on 17 March 2013.
Just to futher the last comment, I attended Kenny Slaven's funeral a couple of years back. Sadly missed he was a gentleman.

Added by Dick Barton on 22 March 2013.
Good to hear the comments especially that Dick Barton & his back welder partner are OK. Good bunch of lads I worked with, has anybody heard from Taffy? How is the "Angry Ant" Ralph Ha! Ha! Good luck everyone.

Added by Ray Kearsley on 05 April 2013.
Bill Harvey 1st engineer on the 200 passed away 4th April 2013 aged 80. Inserted by Mick Minor. RIP Bill.

Added by Mick Minor on 14 April 2013.
I was on the LB200 in 1992 good load of scousers. apart from a couple of woolybacks. Would love to get back on there

Added by Carl Elliott on 08 July 2013.
I worked on the LB200 back in 92. Gary Collinson and Gerry Armayo was the gaffers. great load of scousers and only a couple of us woolybacks. good times wish I was back on there

Added by Carl Elliott on 09 July 2013.
I knew John Rowe and worked in the office McDermott-ETPM for 6 years in crewing dept. Great bunch of guys had a party at the piano bar Rotterdam at the end of the Statoil project. I was the last one in the office at Rotterdam when it closed down.

Added by Sandra Waterhouse (formerly Sandra Zaat) on 06 October 2013.
Worked on the Lb 200 and jet barge early 80's,
Pipe slinger and deckhand, and banding in the dope station, 2mths on month off,
Fondly remember the Parrot bar, didn't have to buy too many beers, whoever rang the bell bought the beers, lol, killer of a walk back after one beer too many, The good days, hard graft but enjoyed every minute of it.

Added by Peter Rowe on 24 November 2013.
i am sorry to hear Billy Harvey passed away. I worked with him during the 1982-1985 seasons. I was 1st engineer also and shared shifts with Bill. True friend and fantastic collega. I still cherish the time on board LB200. Bill was my support when LB200 sank in Rotterdam harbor. We had a lot coming then...

Added by Fred Van Eck on 21 February 2014.
I worked on LB 200 back in the mid 80's during the Norwegian Trench job. I'm an American named Terry Helms. I was on Mac Basset's crew. I remember Garry Collinson from Liverpool very well and all the fine riggers that he led. I'm so sorry to hear of Kenny Slaven's passing. Is the Parrot bar still there?

Added by Terry Helms on 10 April 2014.
Worked on the 200 and lb 27 previous to that. More fun on the 27 tho. Always more down time. Remember Fred balls. He worked in the bead stall lining the pipes up.I worked on the end prep machine with my mate from nottm Gary wade.great times and great bunch of blokes . Was only in my 20 somethings then. Be nice to have a reunion.

Added by Robert allwood on 22 July 2014.
worked on the 200 in early 90s with my dad ray barnes and my brother ray barnes junior had good time loved the food and the yanks were nuts .if you remember us get in touch '

Added by Mike Barnes on 31 July 2014.
Sure rember you all who worked LB 200 from 82-86. I was the 1st.eng. rel. Chief on those awesome times with a barge sunk and 2 good seasons in Norway. Miss the good old times when we were all younger and some ambigeous...But the good times stay: Haugesund trip to Rosendahl fjord hoyel and the fun we had with all the guys. Good to see you all are ok. Sadly missing Bill Harvey and Kenny Slaven...who took his Rolls to the training centre in Haugesund...what fun. Wish you all the best..Fred van Eck

Added by Fred Van Eck on 07 August 2014.
the names familiar but cant puta face to it

Added by Mick Minor on 07 August 2014.
Yes Mike a reunion would be g8t.I remember your dad he was a gent.do you know what Colin Guthrie the barge welder is up to these days had a g8t laugh with him on the lb27 and the 200 it was a better laugh on the 27


Added by Garry Robinson on 08 August 2014.
it is sad to hear of Bill Harvey's /John Rowe / Kenny Slevens / Vojko Glazar /passing away and other
It is nice to see Garry and Joey Robinson / Phil Devers / Ray Barnes Dick Barton /Mick Minor . The LB 027 days were the best but the 200 had some good times also. My regards to all of you guys and I hope life is treating you good.

Added by Rudolf Neff on 10 August 2014.
to dick barton I remember billy watkins incidentwas it you who pulled him out the pipe I think the trolly batteries exploded regars mick

Added by Mick Minor on 12 August 2014.
I worked
2 seasons and some odd winters on lb200. Was engineer in charge when it sank in the harbour in 1982. Never remembered a time with so much action and so much fun. I remember all of you writing memories. Sad to hear Bill Harvey and Kenny Slaven past away. More will follow..we are all getting old...memories will be all thats lrft over. Thank you all for the good times. Fred van Eck 1st. Engineer.

Added by Fred Van Eck on 12 December 2014.
Sad to say Dick Barton passed away a few months ago, indirectly from that accident on the LB 200

Added by Phil Dever on 12 December 2014.
Had some good time there and met some good lads.
Most of the above names are familiar to me. Its good to know so many are still fit and well. Have a great Christmas 2014 and a brill 2015.
you can check out my site www.safetyneff.com.

Added by Rudolf Neff on 12 December 2014.
I welded in the 2nd station with Big Red on LB 200 in 1983 on the StatOil job. Was there when Mike Gregory got hurt. Now own the Bourbon St. Restaurant & Oyster Bar and Boutique Hotel in Bangkok for the last 28 years. Anybody coming this way, pass on by. www.bourbonstbkk.com

Added by Doug Harrison on 17 January 2015.
I welded in the 2nd station with Big Red on LB 200 in 1983 on the StatOil job. Was there when Mike Gregory got hurt. Now own the Bourbon St. Restaurant & Oyster Bar and Boutique Hotel in Bangkok for the last 28 years. Anybody coming this way, pass on by. www.bourbonstbkk.com

Added by Doug Harrison on 23 January 2015.
A REUNION WOULD BE NICE I THINK MOST OF US ARE PENSIONERS NOW REGARDS TO ALL WHO READS THIS GET IN TOUCH / MICHAEL.MINOR536@GOOGLEMAIL.COM

Added by MICK MINOR on 30 January 2015.
Sorry to say but Dick Barton has passed away a few months ago.
Dick had a long illness associated with the incident with the rescue of Billy Watkins.

Also another two of are ex-workmates has passed away in recent years, Steve Critchley and Kevin Riley. R I P Lads.

Added by Philoffshore@yahoo.co.uk on 06 February 2015.
Philoffshore is that you Phil devers please let me know

Added by Garry Robinson on 06 February 2015.
I am sorry to hear about the lads passing away but it has to come to us all. I knew Dick but I would have considered Kevin and Steve as friends. May they all rest in peace. It is nearing the point now that I know more dead people than living ones. For those of you reading this, I hope life is treating you well.

Added by Rudolf Neff on 08 February 2015.
Yeah its me Garry, how you doing, I was sorry to hear about your sister, Garys wife. R.I.P

Added by Phil Devers on 10 February 2015.
WE KEVIN RILEY NICE ONE FRED HAS PASSED ON . I LIKED KEVIN WE GOT ON WELL. FRED IS BIG FRED DURANTE THE CRANE OP FROM breton LUVLY BIG MAN

Added by MICK MINOR on 11 February 2015.
Characters,
Alan Guthrie, Freddy Balls, George Ellis, Lee Newman, Les Woody, Harry White, Johnny Robischaux, Kevin Riely. To name but a few.

Added by Rudolf Neff on 13 February 2015.
Anyone know the whereabouts of brian penrose chief leckie on the 200 let me know , Thanks

Added by Mick Minor on 28 April 2015.
Worked in the Rotterdam Office years 89-91 purchasing for the LB200. Time of John Rowe, Bob Soffers and thnk it was Dave Grant and Bill Harvey in stores on the barge and had to deal for them with the froggies and the french budgets. Time of the big asbestos removal onboard and supplies from Rotterdam, Middlesborough and Peterhead

Added by Piet Knops on 09 August 2015.
hi piet it was brian harvey in stores my buddy bill harvey was 1st engineer who passed away 4/4/2013 I was in the barge office at the time after the fire regards mick

Added by Mick Minor on 13 August 2015.
Hi Piet,

Was it Asbestos that they removed? as this was denied at the time.


Added by Rudy Neff. on 16 August 2015.
Hello Rudy (is this the not so big Rudy with a black beard at that time? )At the time it was said that there was "a change" that the ceilings and walls contained asbestos. All the labour carried out was done according rules and regulations to remove asbestos. But was it asbestos ??? And yes Mick it was Brian Harvey not Bill

Added by Piet Knops on 18 August 2015.
Dave Grant worked for OBC during that period and he took care in the UK of the suplies from Rotterdam via Peterhead/Middlesborough to the LB200

Added by Piet Knops on 18 August 2015.
You got me Piet. I left after getting an offer I could not accept from Gary Collinson and Tom Evans of a pay decrease. Mind you, a lot of the lads were saying one out all out but I think I was the only one who walked.


Added by Rudy Neff. on 18 August 2015.
What are you up to these days Piet? I hope all is well with you and yours.

Added by Rudy Neff. on 18 August 2015.
Yes, know you Rudy. made you some coffee in the office behind the warehouses. Good to hear after such an time. I'm doing fine and involved in services for the coal business the last decades. And how do you spend your days ?

Added by Piet Knops on 18 August 2015.
In the boozer probably

Added by Mick Minor on 19 August 2015.
I went back to college and qualified in health and safety. I do a little consulting and some training but I am not overworked, Everything in the garden is sweet. I do get out to enjoy my few pints of the black stuff every no and then.


Added by on 20 August 2015.
I haven't seen any one on he here , who was on kenny hutch's shift early 80's , Gerry McNamara, David Owen all worked in the dope station, we were in Rotterdam docks Ken hutchingson went missing , and turned up sometime later , he had amnesia, his son in law was there but I can't remember his name, another guy I knew well was Eric Hopper a Geordie from Alnwick ?

Added by Richard butler on 21 August 2015.
Anybody know where colin todd is leckie on the lb 200 and steve jones

Added by Mick Minor on 27 August 2015.
Tried looking him up on line Mick. I know he was from Portsmouth. All I found was for a Colin James Todd . see below.
TODD Colin James. 1/4/49 - 24/3/08. Dearly loved husband and father. Passed away suddenly, always made us laugh so much. Will be missed terribly. Love from Julie, James, Laura and Olivia.

I worked with Colin on the LB027 & 200. I can not confirm that this is the same person but I think it may be.


Added by Rudy Neff. on 02 September 2015.
I traveled back home with Ken Hutch, sat with him on the plane, it was strange, he didnt remember anyone, some faces looked familar to him but no names, he didnt even know the name of the food we were eating. And he didnt reconise his wife at the Airport , very sad moment, but he pulled round, and had some good years left in him.

Added by Phil Devers on 03 September 2015.
I traveled back home with Ken Hutch, sat with him on the plane, it was strange, he didnt remember anyone, some faces looked familar to him but no names, he didnt even know the name of the food we were eating. And he didnt reconise his wife at the Airport , very sad moment, but he pulled round, and had some good years left in him.

Added by Phil Devers on 03 September 2015.
I remember that Phil I was working with you down the winch Rooms putting the motors back in he was gone for a few days
Wasn't he , I liked kenny he was funny especially when he was

A bit worse for wear . how are you Phil are you still away?

Added by Garry Robinson on 03 September 2015.
Ken is a sound guy Phil. His brother in law worked on the 27 for a while and he was a nice guy also.

Added by Roseandrudyneff@eircom.net on 03 September 2015.
Yeah he was a character alright, big lad, but a gentle nature, who liked a drink, but only to be social ha ha, he loved it.
RIP Ken .
Im still working offshore Garry, but Im retiring at the end of November, a couple years early, so get some more ME time, 35 years working away from home is long enough.
How you doing anyway, your health any better ?

Added by Phil Devers on 04 September 2015.
Nice to see you lads are still up and running Garry, Phil , Mick. I have good memories of you lads on the 27 & 200.
Regards,
Rudy Neff

Added by Roseandrudyneff@eircom.net on 04 September 2015.
Nice to see you lads are still up and running Garry, Phil , Mick. I have good memories of you lads on the 27 & 200.
Regards,
Rudy Neff

Added by Roseandrudyneff@eircom.net on 04 September 2015.
Most of my memories are clouded with the drink we got through out there Rudy, lol.

Added by Phil Devers on 04 September 2015.
I remember you and a few more doing a black one to the parrot bar and archers right over that fence the holes that got cut in the fence we would see the yard men repairing it the next day ha. Good old days a Phil, take care mate.

Added by Garry Robinson on 04 September 2015.
May be up no way running, had a back injury in2006 and it's still on going after 2 operations on all kind of medication and I've. Just getting over my gall bladder out that was open cut. Not key hole so not two good at the moment, how are you doing Rudy hope your well ?.

Added by Garry Robinson on 04 September 2015.
Time to detox I guess Phil. There was a fair bit of various chemical floating around which was a big contributor to Kenny's memory lapse. Is Ken still about or was your RIP an indication that he is deceased.


Added by Roseandrudyneff@eircom.net on 04 September 2015.
Yeah Im afraid he died a good few years ago Rudy, the drugs can be a problem, but he came around.


Added by Phil Devers on 08 September 2015.
Gary do you remember the night we all went out to Rotterdam
Mick from Birkenhead the crane op, cant remember his second name.
We went into a bar behind the rail station, bar girls the lot, remember your Cocktail Bill ha ha , I had to negotiate with the big Cloggy owner, we would pay a smaller bill or no bill and wreck the place. Good times, Scousers Abroad.

Added by Phil Devers on 08 September 2015.
was that Mick Elliot, I was on the Lorelay with him. He was from Birkenghead, a mate of Gary Collinson. He died a few years back. Sorry to hear about Hutch.


Added by Roseandrudyneff@eircom.net on 08 September 2015.
sorry to hear about your medical problems Garry I hope you recover fully and soon.Have not seen you since the ETPM /Mcd job on the 200.

Added by Roseandrudyneff@eircom.net on 08 September 2015.
Well there's some names from the passed on here, sorry to hear a few have past away. My dads still hanging in there but he's finding life hard after the loss of his wife, my Mum and our Neil passed away 5 months after Mum. Wish I could turn the clock back as they were good days on the LB200, lot of good memories that still make me smile to this day.

Added by Simon Collinson on 08 September 2015.
Alright si yer there are afew names on here and memories on the lb27 and 200 good old days , are you keeping well si , I've been on here since 2011 slowly but surely old workmates are finding the site, so stay safe out there everyone keep in touch lads , talk to you on Facebook si,

Added by Garry Robinson on 09 September 2015.
Thanks for your comment s Rudy I should be ok in a few months hopefully, I packed the offshore game in 96, I work all over the UK right up till my accident in work, so let's all keep in touch with our memories it's nice thinking back at what we got up to some great laughs out there .

Added by Garry Robinson on 09 September 2015.
its good to hear that there is nothing permanent with you injury and that you will recover . I worked on the Lorelay with Jeff Woody and Alan Smith and a few others until 2006 and chucked it in then. My favourite memories were while on the 27. there were quiet a few characters on there. George Ellis, Guthrie, the woody's ; not forgetting the Robinson's. good times.


Added by Roseandrudyneff@eircom.net on 09 September 2015.
hi phil decided to chuk it I quit about 11 years ago heart packed in 3 heart attacks & double bypass am no worth a hill o beans bet a could still get over the fence to the parrot bar regards mick minor ps is tommy o.leary still around

Added by Mick Minor on 09 September 2015.
Does anyone know what Colin Guthrie is upto now had some Good laughs with him on 27&200

Added by Garry Robinson on 10 September 2015.
Colin he was class , good laugh and Phil I remember that night out when our Garry had to pay the bar bill. Some great laughs and memory's .

Added by Simon Collinson on 10 September 2015.
Guess you all remember when Fred barred Nookie from the Parrot Bar. Neither one of them would apologies and Nookie stopped all of us going there. Drunken Duncan got us all back in by buying two bottles of scotch and gave one to Nookie and one to Fred and said each of them appologised. The scouse magic worked, we were back inn. Take care lads keep the comments coming. Cheers Ray

Added by Ray Kearsley on 10 September 2015.
Elk Mick, , I seen, Tommy 6 or 7 years ago he was on for McDermotts in the Far East think he said he a Barge Foreman now. Sad to say Tony Cairns died a few years ago sadly that list is getting longer now,


Added by Phil Devers on 10 September 2015.
Colin Guthrie, the only man that could set ice on fire LOL


Added by Roseandrudyneff@eircom.net on 11 September 2015.
Never stopped me going the Parrot Bar Ray, that Nookie was a arse hole. Do rember when Fred left all the lads cheuqes on the roof of his and drove away, and lost them all, he only remembered me giving him one and giving me the cash, so I had to get it reissued. He gave me a case of beer and a Bootle of Vodka for that.

Added by Phil Devers on 11 September 2015.
Yer that's right Phil everything he touched went up in smoke a cracking bloke tho only had to look at him and he made me laugh you needed blokes like him to get you though the trip

Added by Garry Robinson on 11 September 2015.
Alan Bailey, Lions 3- Christians 0.
And his forklift with racing stripes and flashing lights. When he and Fred Balls got together, you never knew what was about to happen. Like when when Fred stuck the liferaft into the cabin and pulled the cord


Added by Roseandrudyneff@eircom.net on 11 September 2015.
Sorry to hear about Kenny Hutch and Tony Cairns you not kidding Phil the list is getting longer & longer RIP All the lads who have gone

Added by Garry Robinson on 11 September 2015.
Not me Rudy - still going. Remember you well, and your father-in-law John. Lots of laughs.Good times. Sorry to hear of the many no longer with us.Regards Colin Todd.

Added by Colin Todd on 16 November 2015.
Rudy. Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated! Still going (just). Sorry to read of the others who have gone. Remember you well. Good times, great blokes.

Added by Colin Todd on 16 November 2015.
Hi Colin,
Great to hear that you are alive and kicking. You are definitely one of guys who I enjoyed chatting to. Many a long night shift on board the 27 which was made easier enjoying your humour. My eamil is roseandrudyneff@eircom.net if you wish to email me. I would really enjoy hearing from you. In any case, its good to hear from you and know that your keeping well. Regards, Rudy.


Added by on 24 November 2015.
I have worked in 1998 as a secretary logistics at McDermott-ETPM in Rotterdam. Many employees can be found on linkedin.

Added by Anneke Moes on 21 January 2016.
I was drydocking superintendent of LB200 during this barge stay with ETPM/MCDERMOTT an in charge of large mofifications in RDam with J Rowe. It's avec pleasure I read some comments good life for all Christan.

Added by Christian Poisson on 06 June 2016.
sad to say lb200/castora7 as she is known has been sent to the scrap yard and the seamac 1 and a few barges i've not heard off, so no more pipelaying for them, cant believe the 200lb is no more after all the money that's been spent on her, well enjoyed the great laugh we had on her so brilliant mates I made on the 200 and LB27 in the northsea.

Added by Garry Robinson on 03 July 2016.
I worked on the lb200 about 20 years ago

With kevin riley rip
Les woody

Added by Scott walker on 07 September 2016.
Worked for McDermott in the Brussels office when the LB200 sank in Rotterdam and the new motors were sent back to Germany to be baked in ovens to take out the dampness. Nice to hear some of you guys are still with us.

Added by Geoff Young on 12 October 2016.
Worked on LB200 June until end of August 1986 as a deckhand. 1st and last.Was like a prison sentence.Had some good laughs though, with little Kevin.I remember sitting on the pipe as it neared the stinger chopping the band off the magnesium joint casing so it wouldn't snag fishing nets.Health and safety eh.Hope all the old existing crew are doing well.

Added by Mark Smith on 02 November 2016.
Sad to read the LB200 went to the scrapyard, seen her laying in Curacao beginning this year en just about to go there next week. Everyday seen her laying in Curacao gave her a little wink to thank for everything

Added by Piet Knops on 03 November 2016.
Sorry about the lb200 they were good days. In the eighties down the parrot bar when in Docase good luck to the old crew.


Added by Mike charles on 04 November 2016.
Sorry to see her go had great times in the eighties down the parrot bar when we were in dock hard work but a good bunch of lads I miss them good old days.

Added by Mike charles on 05 November 2016.
Geoff Young, I was onboard when the 200 sprung a leak, woke up nearly hanging out the bunk. Worked down those horrible winch-rooms rigging out those motors, right at the back in the corner if I remember correctly. No head room, all spliced slings, changed out the gears and winch shells too. Winch room floor full of empty cans of Heineken, always had a good laugh with good lads not matter how crap the job was, Health and Safety. Lol.

Added by Phil Devers. on 08 November 2016.
When did she spring a leak what was the reason.

Added by Mike charles on 08 November 2016.
84/85ish , they where working on the pontoon, cut hole, but forgot about tide, think that's what happened Mike.


Added by Phil Devers on 09 November 2016.
Thanks Phil can we post photos on this site


Added by Mike charles on 09 November 2016.
Not sure Mike, give it ago, but no compromising ones though lol

Added by Phil Devers on 11 November 2016.
Anyone know where she was/is being scrapped? I am interested in purchasing the pipe tensioners, HPU's, and the big rexroth pump and motors from the anchor windlass.

Added by Brad Zuercher on 15 January 2017.
My husband Dave Rainey worked on the LB 200, he was in safety. He had many good memories of the Barge. He passed away in 2001. He worked many years on rigs in the North Sea. Did anyone work with him?

Added by Sue Rainey on 16 January 2017.
Sad day. I have been contacted by a seller of surplus in India. They even cut up, the pipe tensioners. Sad sad day.

Added by Brad Zuercher on 15 February 2017.
Sad day still got a screen saver on my laptop.

Added by Michael Charles on 15 February 2017.
Hope they find my bottle of vodka I hid but cant remember where, Rotterdam days just a blare lol

Added by Phil Devers on 16 February 2017.
good days I remember trying to brew hooch out of apple juice with sugar and yeast yuk, would go back
even at my age ( a mere 59 ) take care to all the old
hands from the eighties lol mike charles.

Added by Mike Charles on 18 February 2017.
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