Investigation Ongoing Into Sinking of Mighty Servant 3

This weekend, salvage divers have been able to execute a first dive to the vessel Mighty Servant 3. The divers have not been able to do a complete survey of the vessel and will dive again to the sunken vessel in the upcoming days.

Protection of the environment remains a priority, and there has been no significant pollution or oil spillage from the vessel.

Thirteen of the twenty one crew members have now safely returned to Holland, and Dockwise is working in close cooperation with the Angolan authorities to ensure that the remaining eight are repatriated as soon as possible. All of the crew remain in good health.

On Wednesday December 6th, the semi submersible vessel Mighty Servant 3 sank after the offloading of the rig 'GSF Aleutian Key'. The vessel is resting at the sea bottom in approximately 62 meters of water. The drilling platform did not sustain any damage.

The cause of the incident is not known at this time, but is being investigated.

The 27,720 dwt. vessel is Dutch flagged and sails with a combination of Dutch and Filipino crew.

Dockwise is headquartered in Breda, the Netherlands and operates a fleet of 15 semi-submersible heavy transport vessels at the top end of the market. Dockwise employs about 800 people worldwide. With a global network of offices in Breda ( the Netherlands, headquarters), Houston (Texas, U.S.A.), Shanghai (China), Korea and Fort Lauderdale/Golfe Juan (Dockwise Yacht Transport) as well as 8 representing agents, Dockwise provides an extensive service to its clients. As a transport management and installation contractor Dockwise is able to offer a total transport solution for complex door-to-door logistic requirements of extremely heavy or voluminous cargo.

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