Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kulluk to Dutch (Update)

Today, Royal Dutch Shell formally announced it "will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage."

This announcement comes the day after Conical Drilling Unit (CDM) begins her journey to Captains Bay, nigh unto Dutch Harbor. Eestimated Time of Arrival - March 8, 2013.

Det Norske Veritas has certified the module fit for towing. This towing plan traces the route from Kiluda Bay to Captains Bay at Dutch Harbor.

Tugs assigned for tow to Dutch Harbor include one of Crowleys new "Ocean" Class tugs:

•  Ocean Wave 
•  Corbin Foss
•  Lauren Foss

Dockwise presents some great videos of "dry towing."  I recommend the video of the two Russian nuclear submarines being transported, as it details the preparation needed to prevent cargo movement.

 Be sure to click on the full screen icon to really enjoy the video presentation!

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