Dutch Fairmount Escorts Scarabeo 9 Rig around the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Fairmount Marine, a Dutch marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, announces that its powerful tug Fairmount Glacier has successfully assisted the new build semi submergible drilling rig Scarbeo 9 sailing around Cape of Good Hope.
Fairmount Glacier was contracted to sail towards a meeting point offshore South Africa where she met with Scarabeo 9 and escorted her safely around the Cape of Good Hope. Despite the bad weather encountered during the route, the convoy proceeded at an average speed of 4.5 to 5.0 knots.
The semi submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 9 has a length of 115 metres, is 80 metres wide and her depth – from keel to main deck – is 35 metres. After they had safely cleared the South African Coast, the Master of Scarabeo 9 thanked Fairmount Glacier for her continued support throughout the voyage. The Fairmount Glacier returned to Cape Town.
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Posted on November 18, 2011, in Africa, Cuba, Nigeria, Semi-submersible, South Africa and tagged Africa, Cape, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Cuba, Drill Rigs, Escorts, Fairmount, Fairmount Marine, Good, Hope, Nigeria, Offshore, Rig, Saipem, Scarabeo 9, South, South Africa. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Dutch Fairmount Escorts Scarabeo 9 Rig around the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.