Semi-submersible Towed from Egypt to Rotterdam by Fairmount Tug

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Friday, April 27, 2012
Tug 'Fairmount Expedition': Photo credit Fairmount

Tug 'Fairmount Expedition' safely delivers 27 year-old rig 'Scarabeo 6' after 3,290 mile tow to Rotterdam 

Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Expedition has delivered the semi- submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 6 safely in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for her dry-dock period at shipyard Keppel-Verolme.

The 27 year old Scarabeo 6, owned by Italian offshore company Saipem, was towed from offshore Abu Qir, Egypt, towards Rotterdam over a distance of 3,290 miles.

The tow was executed by Fairmount Expedition together with tug Normand Neptun at an average speed of 5.7 knots. A bunker stop was made in Algaciras, Spain.

For this job Fairmount Expedition was contracted by EDT Offshore Egypt. Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each, especially designed for long distance towing, and a multipurpose support vessel. Fairmount Marine is part of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group.

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