Vessel/ Rig: Maersk Viking
Date: March 2014 | Project duration: 40 hours
The Maersk Viking, one of Maersk’s newly built, state of the art drill ships, called at Walvis Bay on its maiden voyage en route to the Gulf of Mexico. Logistics Support Services was retained to coordinate a crew change of 175 on-signing crew and 175 off-signing crew. To this end, LSS took care of all the work and transit visas, accommodation and transportation for the crew, including a charter flight from and to Johannesburg for on-signers and off-signers. At the request of the client, we also organised for both crews to be treated to themed parties and barbeques in the desert.
We also needed to remove 300 cubic metres of general waste and drill mud, 15 cubic metres of scrap metal and 25 cubic metres of wooden scrap onto the rig. We also loaded 96 bottles of nitrogen, 2800 tonnes of MGO, 6.5 tonnes of air freight and 3.5 tonnes of general supplies like food provisions and technical supplies. What is significant about this project is that, due to time restraints stipulated by the client, all this was done in the shortest time possible of 40 hours.