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Tenerife   11 comments

Last November we towed a rig from Morocco to Tenerife, last time I was in Tenerife it was the middle of summer and I never got to see the island from the sea, it make a nice change to arrive in the winter months and approach from the sea, you get a whole new perspective. We anchored just off Santa Cruz on the South East tip of the island where it is alway lush and green as these shots show.

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Another small village, either one I would move to if I could.

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Posted January 22, 2015 by rigmover in Tenerife

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iPhone Friday   15 comments

Getting off one rig and going straight out to another, wasn’t to bad, travelling all day, including two flights and a two hour train journey, wasn’t to bad, the taxi driver dropping us off at the gate and a half mile walk with bags to the rig, wasn’t to bad. Arriving as the base of the rig and seeing 157 steps to climb, with bags, in the dark, that was bad, I hate steps.

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It didn’t look that bad from back here.

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Looking from here I was hoping they would send the crane down, at least for our bags.

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We managed the steps and after a safety brief made our way to our cabins, this rig is a Flotel, accommodation only, so it’s quiet and clean, even outside. At full capacity it can sleep around 350 people, but as we are moving it to a new location after a re-fit in Copenhagen there is only 52 of us onboard.

Here’s something I don’t get to see every day, a Maersk Supply boat having some work done in dry dock. Cool.

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Have a great weekend.

Posted May 10, 2013 by rigmover in My Work

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