Fairmount Delivers Ocean Valiant Rig from Cameroon to Canary Islands
Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Summit has delivered rig Ocean Valiant safely in the port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Fairmount Summit has towed the rig from offshore Cameroon over a distance of almost 3,000 miles.
The Ocean Valiant is a semi-submersible drilling rig owned by Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., headquartered in Houston, USA. The rig, built in 198, is 122 meters long, 71 meters wide and 37 meters high. It is capable to drill up to 10,000 meters deep and can accommodate 140 persons.
After connecting to the tow bridle and before departure Fairmount Summit performed heading control to the rig while the rig was retrieving her remaining four anchors. Fairmount Summit delivered the rig safely at Astican Shipyard and assisted in the berthing maneuvering of the rig.
Press Release, October 23, 2013