NEWS BULLETIN

March 29, 2013 --- Vol. 19, No. 22March 2013

Coast Guard certifies jack-up rig

After spending five months in Homer, the Endeavour jack-up drilling rig is finally en route to the Cosmopolitan prospect, Buccaneer Energy Ltd. told Petroleum News today.

The U.S. Coast Guard announced this morning that it had examined the drilling rig in Homer earlier this week, and issued a Coast Guard Certificate of Compliance.

With the certification, the rig left Homer around 8:30 a.m. and will head directly to the Cosmopolitan prospect off of the coast of Anchor Point, according to Buccaneer.

The Coast Guard also certificated the Spartan 151 jack-up rig docked in Port Graham.

“A certificate of compliance is issued for all mobile offshore drilling units operating offshore,” Jay Jerome, a Coast Guard Sector Anchorage marine inspector, said in a statement. “An inspection for compliance is a thorough review of the vessel and crew to ensure their safety while operating offshore.” The examinations verify documentation, safety equipment and machinery installations and witness fire and abandon ship drills.

—Eric Lidji

See story in April 7 edition, available Friday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at www.PetroleumNews.com


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