Offshore platforms in Tokyo bay

Offshore platforms in Tokyo bay (Google Maps)
No Thumbnail
Not sure what these are. Perhaps dredging. No oil in the bay that I'm aware of.
652 views
Views by date
3.0 (3 votes)
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links).

Note: VirtualGlobetrotting is an entertainment website is and is not associated with this post, location or person.

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload

Around the World Mailing List

Share:

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links).

Note: VirtualGlobetrotting is an entertainment website is and is not associated with this post, location or person.

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload
Analogman picture
@ 2005-10-05 12:34:21
They're dredges, possibly working on the Tokyo cross bay tunnel. The southern and northernmost dredges have large hopper-bottomeded barges tied alongside, to receive the spoils (mud, dirt, and rocks) they dig up. The barges are then towed to the dumping site, the bottom opens, and they dump their loads.

Three of the four barges also have white, square objects at one end, probably some sort of frame or guide within which they dredge. If you look closely at the southern dredge you can actually see the bucket almost dead center of the white square.

There is a fourth dredge, with two cranes and a tugboat-propelled spoils barge alonside, two miles due east of the dredge in your thumbnail image.

Also visible, about 3/4 of a mile east of the group of four dredges, you'll see two tugboats pushing what appear to be spoils barges, possibly from a couple of the dredges.