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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Sep. 19, 201312:00 PM EST

Crowley delivers oil platform


Four of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ocean class tugboats – the Ocean Wind, Ocean Wave, Ocean Sky and Ocean Sun – recently completed the successful delivery of the offshore oil production and drilling platform, Olympus, to the Gulf of Mexico. The project provided the first opportunity for all four of the company’s new high-bollard-pull, ocean-class tugboats to work together on a single job. The rig, owned by Royal Dutch Shell, is considered the largest tension-leg platform to be developed for the Gulf of Mexico. The Crowley ocean class tugs worked together to relocate the 120,000-ton, 406-foot tall tension-leg platform from Ingleside, Texas, 425 miles to its deep-water location. Crowley Maritime is based in Jacksonville.

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