Fairmount Drags the Naga 3 Across South China Sea

Fairmount Marine, the Netherlands-based ocean-going tug operator, announced this week that their 205 ton bollard pull tug, Fairmount Expedition completed the 575 mile crossing of the South China sea with the jackup rig Naga 3 under tow. The rig was being delivered from Labuan, Malaysia, to the PV Marine Shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam. The Naga 3 is a Gusto MSC CJ46-X100-D … [Read more...]

Powerful Tug Drags Giant Cylinder for 11,500 Miles

After an 11,500 nautical mile tow from Singapore to Curaçao, via the Cape of Good Hope, the Fairmount Sherpa's job is done. This 75-meter, 16,320 BHP ocean-going tug hauled Seadrill's newly delivered cylindrically-shaped drilling rig, the Sevan Louisiana, from COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard in China, while making stops in Port Louis (Mauritius), Walvis Bay (Namibia) and Port of … [Read more...]

Boskalis Acquires Fairmount Marine to Expand Ocean Towing Services

Dutch marine services provider Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announced Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Fairmount Marine and its affiliate Fairmount Ocean Towage Company, a global provider of long distance ocean towing, from the French group Louis Dreyfus Armateurs. Fairmount operates a total five 205 tonne bollard pull towing vessels with anchor handling … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of The Day – World’s First Offshore-Moored FSRU Delivered Offshore Livorno

The world's first offshore-moored floating, storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU), the FSRU Toscana, has been successfully delivered and permanently moored off the coast of Livorno, Italy, where it will be used as a terminal and export point for liquefied natural gas. Two tugs from Rotterdam-based Fairmount Marine delivered the floating ‘gas plant’ from Dubai … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of The Day – Fairmount Does It Again

Today's ship photos come to us via Fairmount Marine, a company which at this point is becoming quite the SPOTD regular due to their large scale and, more importantly, successful ocean towing operations.  These photos came along with Fairmount Marine's news that their tug, Fairmount Summit, completed the safe delivery of a new rig, the SSV Catarina, offshore Angola after … [Read more...]