Passers By – ALP DEFENDER towing ssdr LEIV EIRIKSSON – 09.04.2021

On Friday 9th April, 2021 the 2017 built anchor handling tug (AHT) ALP DEFENDER towing the 2001 built semi-submersible drilling rig (ssdr) LEIV EIRIKSSON from Agotnes, Norway bound to Aliaga, Turkey for breakers.

LEIV EIRIKSSON was a Trosvik Bingo 9000 ultra-deepwater semi-submersible oil rig (ssdr) built at Dalian No 1 Production Yard (DSIC) , China. The state of the art drilling rig was delivered to her Norwegian owner, Ocean Rig ASA, in 2001. Ocean Rig was acquired by Transocean in December 2018

All images are of the ssdr LEIV EIRIKSSON with Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) SIEM DANIS at the Rig Area, Malta are back to 23rd December, 2009.

Towage from Norway started in middle of March, 2021 and is expected to reach Aliaga, Turkey on Friday 17th April, 2021.

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Published – Friday 9th April, 2021.