Maersk Supply completes epic semi-submersible tow

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Marine solutions firm Maersk Supply Service has announced the completion of a semi-submersible tow from Las Palmas to North-Western Australia.

After reaching Cape Town, the Maersk Master and the rig then rounded the Cape of Good Hope for a final port call in 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.

David Kearney, managing director and operations manager Asia-Pacific, Maersk Supply Service.”Our new-build vessels are designed to maximise fuel economy and be flexible in the way they use power. However, there is always more that can be done during any operation to ensure fuel consumption is kept to a minimum.

“That is why we scrutinise all operational plans to make sure we optimise work scopes with our customers and ensure lower speed is used when timelines allow.”

The firm said that the Maersk Master has continued to support the semi-submersible with supply and anchor handling duties, alongside sister vessel Maersk Mariner.

Both vessels are supporting the campaign, which initially covers three wells.