Something that resembled an offshore oil rig could be seen traveling north on June 20 and then south on Friday evening within sight of the northern beaches.
What was it? The Lift Boat Inez H. Eymard.
Owned by Offshore Marine Contractors of Louisiana, the L/B Eymard is a 113-foot long mobile platform that is used for a variety of tasks, primarily for maintenance work on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
The L/B Eymard has a 4,000-square-foot deck and three, 175-foot long, 54-foot wide legs used to stabilize it on the ocean floor.