August 29 - Netherlands headquartered Fairmount Marine has towed the accommodation barge Ayang 2 from Romania to offshore Porto Amboim in Angola, using its tug Fairmount Sherpa.

Ayang 2 is an accommodation and work barge owned by the offshore division of South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. The barge measured 115 m long by 32 m wide and can accommodate more than 350 people. It had undergone upgrading work at DSME's Romanian shipyard in Mangalia, located on the Black Sea coast.

Fairmount Sherpa hooked-up with Ayang 2 and towed her a distance of 9,817 km over the course of 30 days, travelling at roughly 8.5 knots.

Elsewhere, two of the company's other tugs, Fairmount Summit and Fairmount Alpine have delivered a floating, storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU), the FSRU Toscana, safely offshore Livorno, Italy.

The Toscana was towed from Dubai via Malta where final equipment was installed. After delivering the Toscana, both Fairmount tugs assisted in mooring the unit to its six pre-installed anchors.

The Toscana will be used as a terminal and export point for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and is a converted LNG tanker, Golar Frost. The conversion took place at Drydock World in Dubai for contractor Saipem and client OLT Offshore LNG Toscana SpA.