Fairstar completes transportation of Ice MaidenProjects and Operations // June 5, 2008
Fairstar Heavy Transport in Rotterdam has successfully completed the transportation of Ice Maiden (whcih is due to be converted into an ice class accommodation vessel) from Pascagoula Mississippi to Rotterdam.
Fairstar’s heavy transport ship Fjord had originally expected to unload Ice Maiden at Newcastle (UK).
However the client, C&M Group Ltd of Aberdeen, decided last Wednesday to avoid the unfavourable weather and adverse swell that could have hampered operations in Newcastle.
The shift to Rotterdam was efficiently facilitated by Fairstar’s operations team.
Dave Hangoor, Operations Manager, reported: “Rotterdam is our home port and we work very closely with a solid professional network here in Rotterdam. All of the necessary support services were arranged within a day and Ice Maiden was safely discharged over the weekend.”
Arriving in its home port for the first time was a special moment for the ship’s Dutch crew. The Fjord’s Master Jan van Dijk commented: “Fjord and its crew have successfully put the ship through a number of important tests in the course of our maiden voyage. Our ship performed well and we are pleased to have safely completed our maiden voyage. We look forward to greeting our friends here in Rotterdam during our short stay and to serving the transport needs of Fairstar’s clients.”