Alexander Kielland Floatel

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Alexander Kielland Floatel

By Luis Madrid

Originally an offshore drilling rig


Designed to be towed from one

location to the next


Never performed original function

Retrofitted and Given a new role as a Floatel


“Floatel”
-
Floating Hotel


Meant for oil workers


It could fit 366 comfortably


It included a movie theatre and saunas




March 27, 1980 the entire floatel capsized



Winds were between 40
-
65 MPH



Waves were up to 25 feet high



Caused by preexisting crack in one of the leg struts



212 were on board, 89 survived


The Salvaged Kielland


Paint was found in the crack, therefore the
crack must have existed before the final
coat of paint was applied



Potentially hazardous retrofitting( error in
design due to invalid assumptions and
faulty reasoning )