Synopsis:This film describes the building of ADMA Enterprise, the drilling platform, in a shipyard on the Kiel Canal, from where it was rowed to the Arabian Gulf, and how Das Island, an uninhabited outcrop of rock in the Arabian Gulf, became a base complete with harbour, airstrip, living quarters and workshops.
Shotlist:Men flying in plane over Das Island. Pan across Das Island, survey team. 00:06:18 landing craft sailing to Das with men and equipment. Boat docks and bulldozers and equipment are unloaded. US designers and German shipbuilders in meeting about construction of rig; model of floating platform. Construction of platform at Kiel Canal shipyard. 00:10:31 men distilling water for Das Island. Bulldozer levelling sand and rock on Das; men welding. Supplies being delivered to Das by landing craft Adma 1. Harbour being built at Das. Men at camp bathing. Huts being constructed. Man spraying insects living in straw of huts. Helicopter arriving. Men at camp relaxing, reading letters from wives.
00:17:27 Construction work on harbour; men playing cards. Aerial over shipyard. Launching of ADMA Enterprise. Leg construction, men welding. Pan up derrick. GVs of barge and its legs. Das Island settlement almost completed.
00:24:27 Barge being towed from canal to Das. Sailing by Gibraltar. Men playing cricket on Das. Barge sailing through Red Sea and Aden and Persian Gulf. Men playing snooker, darts and chess. Barge approaching Das, men on Das watching. Beaches in harbour. Silhouette of barge at sunset. Man welding, men working on construction of platform.
00:33:11 LA helicopter flying over Das, lands on and takes off from platform. Aerial of completed ADMA.
Production Company:Made by World Wide Pictures Ltd