Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered rig Atwood Condor fast and safely in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The semi submersible rig was towed from Port Louis, Mauritius, over a distance of 8,100 nautical miles with an average speed of 8.5 knots.
The Atwood Condor is a 2012 Singapore build dynamically positioned semi submersible drilling unit capable of operating in 3,050 meters of water and drilling depths up to 12,200 meters.
The 118 meter long state-of-theart rig has a accommodation capacity for up to 200 persons.
The rig is owned by Atwood Oceanics, headquartered in Houston, US.
Before crossing the Atlantic Ocean Fairmount Sherpa and her tow made a planned four days stop-over at Walvis Bay, Namibia. During this stop-over the Fairmount Sherpa performed several cargo and passengers runs between the rig and the port.
Press Release, September 17, 2012