Mr. Bice Salvaged

Friday, January 14, 2000
Drilling jackup Mr. Bice was finally brought to shore by Bisso Marine Co.'s Salvage team. The 4,000 ton jackup capsized and sank 15 miles southwest of Grand Isle, La. in Block 49, while being towed from one drilling location to another. The salvage contract was awarded to Bisso in August 1998. The salvage plan was to attempt to upright and re-float the rig. Two weeks into the operation, Tropical Storm Earl disrupted the operation and caused sever damage to the hull. Hurricanes Frances, Hermine and Georges further delayed salvage operations. The severe sea conditions brought on by the hurricanes caused the hull to shear away from the port bow and stern sponsors and jacking towers. The full length of the hull had buckled longitudinally and imbedded the port side below the mud. Another assessment of the damage determined the project was now a wreck removal. The hull was cut into nine sections and loaded onto six barges for transport into Ocean Marine, Inc. In September 1999, operations were again suspended due to inconsistent weather patterns during hurrican season. Left to be removed were one leg section, derrick, drill floor, cantilever sub-base and various components and debris. Those operations were completed in December.

Finance

SOS from Hanjin Shipping

The creditors' extended help is crucial for survival of Hanjin Shipping Co as its negotiations with owners of chartered ships over a cut in leasing rates and to

NParks, Keppel in S$2.08 mln Partnership for Restoring Singapore Forest Wetlands

The National Parks Board (NParks) and Keppel Corporation today unveiled plans for a partnership to restore the freshwater forest wetland ecosystem historically

Skaugen Goes to Red Again

Norwegian Marine Transportation Service Company I.M. Skaugen SE reported interim losses but cautiously positive and expecting a gradual recovery of trading opportunities

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0820 sec (12 req/sec)