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Deepwater Pontus _sail crew

Congratulations to our team from Singapore, Houston and Korea for completing the first leg of the voyage!  
Location: Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

Our team from Singapore, Houston and Korea created a 10-man inspection team onboard a newly delivered drillship from DSME in South Korea destined for the Gulf of Mexico. The multi-skilled team successfully executed various baseline inspection scopes during its voyage from Korea to Cape Town earlier this month.

The scope of work, which began at the shipyard in Korea, included Lifting Equipment Certification (LEC), DROPS Inspections, installation of secondary retention, load test of the helideck perimeter nets and supply/installation of the MSA Ladder Latch system in compliance with the client’s requirements. John Mehaffey from Axess Houston joined the team to ensure continuity during the operation of the rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

The client greatly benefited from having a versatile inspection team on-board, able to carry out a variety of scopes using rope access as a tool to reach otherwise inaccessible locations quickly and easily.  

At present, a three-man team from Axess are deployed onboard the drillship on its last leg transit from Cape Town to Houston. Interestingly, these three gentlemen represent our global footprint as we have an American, a Singaporean and a South African working together on the rig. These synergies are harmonious of Axess’ operations.

A similar project on a sister rig is scheduled to start in October 2017, where we will provide the same work scope.

The team managed to get some well-deserved R&R during the crew change in Cape Town. Axess appreciates the hard work displayed by Faisal Amir, Offshore Project Manager, and his team. Another project completed, safely, on time and within budget.


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