Riding the Storm

Just before the arrival of storm Ciarán, we undertook the towing of a 3,000-ton semi-submersible jack-up barge.

This particular jack-up is of the ‘conventional’ type, functioning as both a jack-up barge and a semi-submersible dry dock. It has the unique capability to submerge without the necessity of pumps or ballast systems. To initiate the submersion process, the valves at both the top and bottom of the pontoon are opened, allowing the submerging operation to commence.