Giant wind turbine vessel back in Sunderland

The giant wind turbine installation vessel, The MPI Adventure is back on Wearside. This time passers-by could see for themselves how the vessel is able to jack itself up out of the water on its six legs.'The statistics for the unusual-looking craft are as impressive as its size with a crane that has a capacity of 1,000 tonnes. The MPI Adventure has a crew of more than 100 and extra accomodation for 200. The six legs that you can see in this picture are each nearly 240ft long, enabling the entire vessel to clear waves 11 ft high.
The giant wind turbine installation vessel, The MPI Adventure is back on Wearside. This time passers-by could see for themselves how the vessel is able to jack itself up out of the water on its six legs.'The statistics for the unusual-looking craft are as impressive as its size with a crane that has a capacity of 1,000 tonnes. The MPI Adventure has a crew of more than 100 and extra accomodation for 200. The six legs that you can see in this picture are each nearly 240ft long, enabling the entire vessel to clear waves 11 ft high.
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A GIANT wind turbine installation vessel is back on Wearside waters.

The MPI Adventure is docked at the Port of Sunderland, where Echo photographer David Allan caught it jacked up out of the water on its six legs.

The vessel’s crane has a capacity of 1,000tonnes and has a crew of more than 100, and extra accommodation for 200. Its six legs are each nearly 240ft long, enabling the entire vessel to clear waves of 11ft high.