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Fairmount tug positions FPSO Usan offshore Nigeria

October 11- Fairmount Marine's tug, Fairmount Glacier has successfully assisted in the installation of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Usan, offshore Nigeria.

For this operation Fairmount, the Rotterdam-headquartered marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, was contracted by Saipem Energies, which needed a 200 tonne bollard pull tug for this task.

FPSO Usan is one of the largest of its kind: 320 m long and 61 m wide, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. 

The Usan oilfield was discovered about ten years ago and is situated 100 km south of Port Harcourt, with water depths up to 850 m.

During the mobilisation of Fairmount Glacier from Durban, South Africa to Nigeria, the tug called at Pointe Noir for preparation, then proceeded towards the Usan field, offshore Nigeria.

Following its initial connection to FPSO Usan, Fairmount Glacier undertook almost nine weeks of continuous heading control and other general assistance to the Usan, before the FPSO was successfully installed and Fairmount Glacier commenced demobilisation.

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Fitzgerald returns to Crowley 

February 21 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Ray Fitzgerald as its chief operating officer, effective March 1. 
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NTSB publishes report on Ingalls collision

February 21 - The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a Marine Accident Brief on the collision between a heavy lift vessel, an unarmed barge and the destroyer Delbert D Black in Pascagoula, Mississippi last March.
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