September 20 - Three Fairmount Marine tug vessels have towed the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Petrojarl Knarr from South Korea to Norway.
Built by Samsung Heavy Industries on behalf of Teekay Corporation, Petrojarl Knarr made stops in Singapore, Port Louis (Mauritius) and Las Palmas (Canary Islands) to take bunkers and for replenishments. For the last leg of the voyage the convoy sailed west of Ireland via Fair Isle towards Norway. Offshore the port of Haugesund, Petrojarl Knarr was delivered ahead of schedule.
The 135,000 dwt Petrojarl Knarr FPSO measures 256.1 m long by 48 m wide and is designed specifically to operate in harsh climates. It will soon be mobilised to the Knarr oil and gas field offshore Norway.
The entire voyage was under command of lead tug master Kees de Graaff on board of the leading tug Fairmount Sherpa.