The Swedish Navy’s HMS BELOS, a vessel designed for salvage of submarines, visited Stockholm the other day. A vessel at quay doesn’t provide the perfect opportunities for a photographer; I think a ship of her size should be photographed at sea (preferably from another boat) but in my case I think it’s best to take the chance when it appears and keep dreaming of the rest.
She was built in Holland in 1985, has been in service since 1992 and is originally designed for use near oil platforms. Maybe the Navy should take the chance to make some good money by chartering her to BP?
Finally, I have a confession to make: Once upon a time I worked as a clerk for an international shipping company and I prefer ships from the merchant navy since then.