What the modern North Sea Supply is or what it should be is the question which the film "Workhorse" poses--and proceeds to answer in a 30-minute sequence of episodes filmed during numerous seagoing expeditions and visits to offshore supply bases. Frequently dramatic and always of absorbing interest, these scenes portray the life and work of the supply ship crews, not as seen from helicopter or drilling rig, but from "sea level". The commentary explains exactly how each operation--anchorhandling, towing, cargohandling--is carried out and how the associated requirements influence the design of the supply ship. The film has a wealth of interest for everyone concerned with the designing, building, operating or chartering of supply ships--as well as for insurers, government agencies and personnel organizations. The supply ship is a fascinating ship type: as contemporary as offshore oil exploration yet, at the same time, one of the last great strongholds of practical, professional seamanship of the old-fashioned kind. Here this absorbing phenomenon has been worthily documented by a Swedish documentary film-maker, Bertil Larsson, and a British master mariner and shipping writer, Gordon Irons. Copies of the film, which has been made on 16-mm-colour with optical soundtrack, are available for purchase.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Requests should be made in care of B and G Irons.
  • Corporate Authors:

    The Office Film Team

    Hertig Karls alle 1
    S-150 30 Mariefred,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1974

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Film Team
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM