About three quarters through the the next post in the Ship to Shore series, on the Falkland Islands, but in the course of surfing/research came across some amazing pictures that I thought I would share beforehand.
When the Atlantic Conveyor was lost, the Atlantic Container Line eventually commissioned a replacement, the G3 class
From the ACL web site
Five, newly constructed ACL G-3 (third generation) RORO/Containerships, the largest of their kind in the world (2160 TEUs), enter the North Atlantic service. The G-3s are fuel efficient and highly flexible for a wide mix of cargoes. The G-2 vessels are phased out and scrapped.
What I didn’t know, and it is a bit of a revelation to be honest, is that the G3 class looks like it was tested with a Mexeflote (as part of an interface between the rear ramp and another mexeflote) and what looks like a temporary helipad.
Look at the images below
Can anyone shed any light on this or do you think this was dangerous common sense and soon snuffed out!!
On a side issue, is this the design that should have been used for the Points?