January 19 - Three Fairmount-Class tugs have departed from Korea to tow the FPSO Pazflor from Korea to Angola

At 325 m long, 61 m wide and with a towing draught of about 8 m, Pazflor, built by DMSE (seen below), is one of the largest FPSOs ever constructed. Preparations for the tow had to be thorough and intensive, says Fairmount Marine.

The three tugs will tow the FPSO Pazflor over 10,000 nautical miles to its final destination offshore Angola. Upon arrival, a specialised team from Fairmount will position and moor the FPSO.

The photo below shows Fairmount Expedition during hook-up operations.