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    Drillship operations temporarily suspended

    News // February 1, 2002
    Smedvig says it has temporarily halted operations by its drillship West Navion. The decision was taken after cracks were discovered in the wire sheaves in the hoisting system of the dual derrick set (Ram Rig) during minor repair work. It is anticipated that the suspension will last for another 2-3 weeks before operations are resumed.

    Maritime Hydraulics, the supplier of the dual derrick set, has issued a request to all users of its ram rigs to inspect their drilling units.

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