(Floating Supply Base)
Photo by Andy Skarstein
The B & C Clansman magazine No 44; April 1977
In January it was announced that B&C had taken over responsibility for the floating supply base vessel FSB01 from Pakhoed Holding N. V. previously B & C held a 45 per cent interest in the vessel.
FSB-01 is a 31,000 dwt bulk carrier, specially designed for the storage at sea of several thousand tons of steel pipes used in the laying of underwater pipelines to bring oil ashore.
Originally previously chartered to Shell in the North Sea, the vessel is temporarily laid-up at Southampton awaiting new employment.