Friday, December 10, 2010

Rig Move

All four Atlantic Towing tugs were pressed into service this morning to move the accommodation rig Chemul from the IEL dock to anchorage #1. The rig is nearing the end of a major rebuilding by Halifax Shipyard and will be conducting trials in the anchorage area.

Atlantic Fir, Larch, Oak, and Willow pulled the rig off the dock, and moved it position. As a semi-submersible rig it will also set out anchors once it is in position. The tugs will also assist in this work.

The small tug Belle D appears to be in the background of the photo, between the rig and the dock. It was probably assisting in line handling.

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