October 8 - Netherlands headquartered Fairmount Marine has mobilised its multipurpose vessel Fairmount Fuji to assist Italian contractor Saipem with operations offshore the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fairmount Fuji was tasked with several cargo shipments and the transport of crew members between Saipem's Boscongo yard in Pointe Noire and the drilling ship Saipem 1000, located offshore.
Saipem 1000 is a fifth-generation drilling ship for ultra-deepwater exploration and is moored offshore the country awaiting her next assignment. Fairmount Marine was contracted to assist in the crew change amounting to 150 personnel, as well as the handling of cargoes.