August 6 - Dockwise Vanguard has discharged Diamond Offshore's semi-submersible oil rig Ocean Patriot in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.

Further to the news published by HLPFI on June 11, reporting that the 22,174-tonne rig had set sail from Singapore, Dockwise has advised that its semi-submersible vessel Dockwise Vanguard has successfully discharged the cargo.

The harbour master at Forth Ports explained that Dockwise Vanguard ballasted down in the Firth of Forth to allow the Ocean Patriot to be floated off, before the oil rig was towed to Hartlepool.

He also explained that the vessel came to the Forth for the discharge operations, due to the deep water and sheltered location.

After discharge, Dockwise Vanguard made its way to Rotterdam.