Fairmount Tows Rig from Brazil to Singapore

Friday, February 28, 2014
Tug Fairmount Expedition (Photo: Fairmount Marine)

Fairmount Marine said it has safely delivered rig ENSCO 5002 in Singapore. The rig was towed from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, via Cape Good Hope, by tug Fairmount Expedition.

ENSCO 5002 is a 1975 built 70 meters long and 61 meters wide semisubmersible drilling rig. The rig can accommodate up to 110 persons and is capable to drill up to 10,668 meters.

Tug Fairmount Expedition hooked-up with the rig offshore Rio de Janeiro mid-November 2013. The convoy arrived in Singapore this week after a 9,200 miles voyage by an average speed of 5-6 knots.

During the voyage stops were made in Cape Town (South Africa) and Port Louis (Mauritius) for bunkers, replenishments and crew changes. At both stops the Fairmount Expedition made some cargo runs.


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