Maersk Supply Service completes tow of semi-submersible
Maersk Supply Service has successfully completed the tow of a semi-submersible from Las Palmas to North Western Australia. The tow was carried out by newbuild AHTS vessel Maersk Master of the Starfish series, whose energy efficient design minimised fuel costs during transit, the Company said in its press release.
The first leg of the tow of the semi-submersible MODU rig was direct from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands to Cape Town. The Maersk Master and the rig then rounded the Cape of Good Hope for a final port call at Port Louis, Mauritius before crossing the Indian Ocean to join Quadrant Energy’s Phoenix South and Van Gogh drilling campaign off the coast of North-Western Australia. The total journey was 10,230 nm for a total of 87 towing days.