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Sea Explorer-Now Ocean Guardian
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No: 646   Contributor: Gus Mackay   Companies: Diamond Offshore   Year: 1985   Country: United Kingdom
Sea Explorer-Now Ocean Guardian

Taken during her construction on the Clyde
Picture added on 24 January 2008
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I still remember as a 1st year apprentice being allowed on her as the pontoon section was lowered in the Clyde and the platform being floated over and joined in a delicate operation.
Penultimate Semi-submersible built in deep water by Scott/Lithgow.
The era was coming to an end!
Thousands of skilled men witnessing the demise of a once great Shipbuilding Institution.

Added by Jan Groenewald on 14 June 2009.
I served my time as a welder with Mcmillan Offshore and my first job was working on spacers for drill pipes for this rig and Ocean Alliance.

Added by Colin Patton on 03 February 2011.
Had just finished my time as a plater on this rig , not realising the biggest and best was yet to come Ocean Alliance for Britoil and Odeco the rolls Royce of rigs built by a group of craftsmen the world will never see again, how many skilled men do you know that could roll shell and pontoon plates to mm of accuracy while getting paid a third of the going rate

Added by Grant Elder on 28 July 2014.
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