A sailing ship and jackup oil rigs, an interesting combination. Cromarty Firth, Scotland, August 2016
The ship is newer than the rigs:-)
The face of $70 Oil. The Firth filling up with hot and cold stacked rigs, and an increasing number that are planned for scrap. But hey we have been here before, in 30 years looking down the Firth I’ve seen it full and I’ve seen it empty. From an aesthetic viewpoint I’m happier if its full. Better photos as well.
Another old, tired looking rig entered the Firth yesterday, and with a North wind the town echoed to the sound of big heavy marine engines as her anchor handlers laid out her mooring lines. Transocean have two rigs already coldstacked here, and both are for sale as scrap. Other’s are being worked on, and upgraded, but will they have contracts to move on to after their time in the Nigg dry dock, or at Invergordon?
Oh well – lots of photo opportunities.
Calum Davidson was a a well-known regional planner and photographer. He described himself as a photographer with a day job, living in a very photogenic part of the globe, and who got to travel a bit to other almost as photogenic bits of the planet.