Drillship Atwood Advantage off-port Curacao
The crew change took place using 2 dedicated crew boats -and a standby boat- going back and forth from the Mathey wharf at Willemstad to the rig off port. The Harbor master allowed the rig to position very close to the harbor entrance, while on DP, and customs set up their people at the Mathey wharf, to expedite the process. The ride to the rig off port took only 30 minutes. 140 crews were exchanged and several technicians and day trippers were transported.
About 80 tons of spares were also delivered off port via barge together with fresh provisions. General waste and metal scrap were back loaded and disposed of.
The close cooperation between Seaharbor Transport Co., the Renaissance Hotel, Albatros International, the Customs and Immigrations offices, the Harbor Master (Curacao Ports Authority), Taber Tours - Fun Bini and Dammers Shipagencies Inc., and the dedication of each to this project resulted in a successful call.
The Atwood Advantage off-port, with the crew boat approaching.
The tender "Sea Eagle", one of Seaharbor Transport's crew boats transporting the crew off shore.
Another view of the rig, while operating the crane for loading spares.
(pictures by Mr. Cornelis "Kees" Bustraan)