Ocean class tugs perform inaugural project togetherVessel & ROV News // September 19, 2013
Four of Crowley Maritime Corp’s ocean class tugboats, Ocean Wind, Ocean Wave, Ocean Sky and Ocean Sun, recently completed the successful delivery of the offshore oil production and drilling platform, Olympus, to the Gulf of Mexico.
The project was significant because it provided the first opportunity for all four of the company's new high-bollard-pull, ocean class tugboats to work together on any single job.
The rig, owned by Royal Dutch Shell, is also considered the largest tension-leg platform ever to be developed for the Gulf of Mexico.
The Crowley ocean class tugs worked together in both nearshore and offshore waters to relocate the 120,000 tonne, 406ft tall tension-leg platform from Ingleside, Texas, 425 miles to its deepwater location in the US sector of the Gulf of Mexico.