October 23 - Fairmount Marine's tug, Fairmount Summit, has towed the semi-submersible drilling rig, Ocean Valiant, over a distance of almost 4,830 km from offshore Cameroon to the port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands.
The rig, which is 122 m long, 71 m wide and 37 m high, and capable of drilling up to 10,000 m deep, is owned by Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, headquartered in Houston, USA.
While the rig was retrieving its remaining four anchors, Fairmount Summit connected to the tow bridle and performed heading control to the rig. The tug then delivered the rig safely at Astican Shipyard in Las Palmas and assisted in the berthing manoeuvres of the rig.
Fairmount Marine, which is headquartered in Rotterdam, is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation.