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World’s largest pipe layer docks at island port - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

December 20, 2014

World’s largest pipe layer docks at island port

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 7:58 am, Tue Apr 23, 2013.

GALVESTON — The Castorone, the world’s largest pipe-laying vessel, docked at the island’s port Feb. 22 with 340 crew members aboard to prepare the vessel for its first job in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The ship, owned by Italy’s Saipem and built in Singapore last year, is docked at piers 32-34, where crews are installing the third part of its “stinger,” a boom that extends astern to support the pipe and control the curvature as it’s fed into the water.

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