The Russians are using a modern version of an ancient form of craft - the Catamaran - for heavy transportation work in the Caspian Sea.
CV Crane ship in water
LV TILT UP Super structure
SV PAN INT Officers in control room
LV&CU Man on microphone in control room
TV Anchor going down
GV PAN Crane lowering structure
SV Officer talking through microphone PAN TO structure being lowered
SV Cable drum turning
GV Structure being lowered
CU Crane operator
GV ZOOM BACK Crane working (3 shots)
GV PAN Structure
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Background: The Russians are using a modern version of an ancient form of craft - the Catamaran - for heavy transportation work in the Caspian Sea.
Catamarans were used originally in Ceylon, and their speed and stability have led to their use as modern sailing vessels.
The Russian craft is used for transporting and installing heavy steel foundations and trestles, using its 250 - ton crane.
It will be used to assemble the parts of off-shore oil derricks, and will be able to work even in very strong gales.
Its ten diesel engines will enable the crane-ship-which is 130 metres (yards) long - to travel at 10 knots.
Each hull has a screw fore and aft, which enables is to manoeuvre sideways, as well as forward and back.
The Catamaran is called "Ker - Ogly" - after the fabulous giant of Azerbaijan folklore.