The new rig was transported from Spain to Argentina on a heavy lift ship. We towed the rig 500 miles South to the Straits of Magellan. It looks like I have some grease on my chin? A good day indeed!!
We are positioning the rig so it can finish jacking up. The other vessel is a brand spanking new 265 foot diesel electric, exactly the same as the one I’m on. The picture below will give you an idea of how long the legs are on a this type of rig. During the 500 mile tow the rigs legs were extended down 125 feet into the water for stability reasons.
Yes, this is a Jackup Rig.