Fairmount Marine Tows ENSCO Rig to Singapore

Fairmount Marine has safely delivered rig ENSCO 5002 in Singapore. The rig was towed from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, via Cape Good Hope, by tug Fairmount Expedition.

ENSCO 5002 is a 1975 built 70 meters long and 61 meters wide semi-submersible drilling rig. The rig can accommodate up to 110 persons and is capable to drill up to 10,668 meters.

Tug Fairmount Expedition hooked-up with the rig offshore Rio de Janeiro mid-November 2013. The convoy arrived in Singapore this week after a 9,200 miles voyage by an average speed of 5,6 knots.

During the voyage stops were made in Cape Town (South-Africa) and Port Louis (Mauritius) for bunkers, replenishments and crew changes. At both stops the Fairmount Expedition made some cargo runs.

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, a multipurpose support vessel and a large submersible transport barge. Fairmount Marine is part of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group.

Fairmount Marine, February 28, 2014

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