Prospector 1 arriving at Sheerness

After successfully completing a drilling campaign for Total Exploration & Production Netherlands on the Dutch contintental shelf, the Prospector 1 high-spec drilling rig has been towed to the port of Sheerness in the UK.

The over 200 nautical mile relocation of the jack up from Total E&P’s production platform F/15-A has been co-ordinated by Offshore Marine Contractors BV (OMC) in close co-operation with it’s owners Borr Drilling and operators Total E&P.

Departing in the early hours of May 14th, the Prospector 1 towed by the AH Varazze (221 tbp), Multratug 4 (75 tbp) and ASD tug Multratug 20 (72 tbp) safely arrived at Sheerness on Saturday 16th of May.

The port in the Thames estuary is mostly known in The Netherlands for the Raid on Chatham in the 17th century and more recent the ferry service to Vlissingen, which was stopped in the last part of the 20th century.

The high-standard Prospector 1 is to undergo minor maintenance works at the yard in preparation of future contracts.

Photo coverage of the move was provided by the crew of AH Varazze.

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