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Saturday, 12 September 2015
Fallpipe vessels are able to deposit stone accurately at great depths. The crew use a remote-controlled system to position the end of the fallpipe just a few metres over the placement level. Then the stone is fed through the fallpipe while the vessel moves over the destination area.
This method is frequently used in the oil and gas industry for levelling the seabed for pipelines or to provide pipelines with a protective layer of stone.
She is seen here at Ardneil Bay were cables had recently been laid.