Fairmount Marine Tows Naga 3 Jackup to Block 15-2 Offshore Vietnam

Fairmount Marine, the Netherlands-based marine contractor, reported Wednesday that the Tug Fairmount Expedition has towed jackup Naga 3 (350' ILC) safely from the PV Marine Shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam, to the RD-19X Block 15-2 oilfield offshore Vietnam. Last month the tug has towed the jackup from Singapore to the shipyard, after which the Fairmount Expedition remained anchored off Vung Tau.

The Naga 3 is a Gusto MSC CJ46-X100-D design jackup, built in 2010 by Dubai Drydocks World and owned by UMW Petropipe/Singapore Drilling. The 230 feet (70 meters) long rig can drill up to 30,000 feet (9,144 meters) in depth. At the Vung Tau shipyard the Naga 3 was prepared for her next job offshore Vietnam for the Japan Vietnam Petroleum Company (JVPC).

After the towage to the offshore location the Fairmount Expedition assisted with the installation of the jackup. Also  some cargo runs were performed. During this operations several JVPC employees were accommodated onboard.

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. Fairmount Marine is part of Royal Boskalis Westminster. Boskalis is a leading global marine and dredging contractor. With a versatile fleet of 1,000 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents with 11,000 employees.


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