Monday, October 24, 2011

Video: Ambassador Shapiro visits the "Solitaire" offshore pipe-laying ship

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Ambassador Dan Shapiro visits the Solitaire vessel which is laying the pipeline for the Tamar gas field in the east basin of the Mediterranean. The "Solitaire" is the largest pipe-laying ship in the world at 300 meters long and 96,000 tones. When fully operational she has a crew of 420, a pipe carrying capacity of 22,000 tons and a pipe lay speed of more than 9 km a day.