Fairmount Glacier delivers La Muralla IV rig to MexicoProjects and Operations // March 6, 2013
The ocean-going tug Fairmount Glacier has delivered the rig La Muralla IV to the Bay of Campeche, Mexico. The rig was towed from Okpo, South Korea, via the Sunda Strait
and Cape of Good Hope.
La Muralla IV is a new semi-submersible drilling rig for ultra deep water operations, owned by Mexican Grupo R.
The rig was constructed by Deawoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.
Fairmount Glacier hooked-up with the rig at the end of October last year offshore the port of Okpo, South Korea. The convoy sailed via Sunda Strait en Cape of Good Hope towards the Gulf of Mexico, where it arrived at the end of February after covering a distance of over 16,200 miles with an average speed of 6.6 knots.
During the voyage bunker stops were made in Singapore, Mauritius, Walvis Bay and Curacao. At Mauritius Fairmount Glacier performed several runs between the port and the La Muralla IV to transfer cargo and crew.