Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered drillship Peregrine 1 safely in Singapore. The Peregrine 1 was towed to from Salvador in Brazil to Singapore.
For this job the Fairmount Sherpa was mobilized from Rio de Janeiro where the tug had delivered rig ODN TAY IV. Upon arrival in Salvador the Fairmount team prepared the Peregrine 1 for towage. After these preparations Fairmount Sherpa commenced the towage of Peregrine 1 across the Atlantic Ocean, clearing Cape of Good Hope and across the Indian Ocean towards Singapore – a voyage of over 9,100 miles, which was done at an average speed of approximately 8.5 knots. En route a bunker stop was made in Port Louis, Mauritius.
The 1982 build, 150 meters long Peregrine 1, is owned by US company LaPatagonia Offshore. The drillship had to be towed to a shipyard in Singapore for repairs and modifications.
Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each, especially designed for long distance towing, and a multipurpose support vessel. Fairmount Marine is part of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group.
Source: Fairmount Marine, July 4, 2012