Mighty Ships: Sapura 3500
Off Malaysia's coast in the South China Sea, a mighty ship is handling a mighty job--one with no room for error. Heavy-lift pipelayer Sapura 3500 is creating a 5.5-mile pipeline to lay on the ocean floor before assembling and installing a 1,700-ton offshore platform. Once connected, the platform will send millions of cubic feet of natural gas to nearby Malaysia and Vietnam. Completing the job will require every bit of muscle and technology Sapura has to offer along with every ounce of attention and manpower from her 280 crewmembers.