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Jack Ryan Drillship
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No: 102   Contributor: BP   Companies: BP   Year: 2005   Country: USA
Jack Ryan Drillship

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Picture added on 06 November 2006
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Where is the Jack Ryan at present?

Added by Leanne Ryan on 25 December 2006.
Great pic

Added by Melvin on 04 June 2007.
Jack Ryan is now in Nigeria since may 2007

Added by Anon on 24 June 2007.
Hi,

my name is Mike from north Wales, I was part of the team that built the Jack Ryan in 2000 in Belfast.
I always regard the Glo-Mar Jack Rryan as 'my ship' and I love her.

I am pleased to see that she is a hard working and successful ship.

My deepest wish would be to visit her sometime. God bless her and all who sail in her.

Added by Mike on 02 December 2007.
Hiya, my name is Neil. I'm from Belfast and I served my time in Harland and Wolff. The Jack Ryan was the first ship I worked on as a tradesman so she'll always be my ship. Sorry mike!

Added by Neil on 04 June 2008.
Wow, my name is John Connor S. Ryan, Jack Ryan was my father. He died when I was 9 and I see this ship as something he left behind for himself and for my family. He was an amazing man, and I am so thankful for every man who worked on building it and who has worked on it. God bless

Added by J. Connor Ryan on 08 February 2009.
Hi, my name is Malcolm and I'm from Scotland. I also worked on her as a tradesman and her sister ship which were both built in Belfast. I loved working in Harland and Wolff. Great people and a wonderful city. Greetings to all who built and work on her.

Added by Malcolm on 05 July 2009.
With reference to Neil from Belfast, I was part of the team that built the Jack Ryan in 2000 in Belfast.
I always regard the Glo-Mar Jack Rryan as 'my ship' and I love her", May I rephrase my earlier statement 'I like to think She is my ship, but because she is a lovely woman, I am just one of her men'

Added by Mike on 24 July 2009.
I have been Chief Electrician on the "Ryan" for the last 5 years, at coming up to 10 years old she is testament to the people who built her, very good ship.....

Added by Spark on 25 September 2009.
I too worked on both ships during their construction, and I'm glad I had that experience, and I'm pleased to see they are both working well.

Added by Peter Robson on 06 October 2009.
I was one of the Scottish contingent that worked on Jack Ryan and CR Luigs..... I will never, as long as I live, forget my time in Belfast :) And just to clear up any mis-understanding,They are both MY ships, but Ill let you blokes share lol

Added by Gray on 03 November 2009.
I sailed from Cape Town, RSA to Dampier, Western Australia on her in 2002. Performed a survey of all her lifting gear in readiness for her first job in Aussie waters.

Added by Blinky on 31 March 2010.
3 died 30th July, on the Jack Ryan. It resulted from a pedestal crane boom failure during load testing. Two bodies recovered. May God Rest their souls.

[Editor's note: various news stories out there - it certainly seems there has been an accident which has led to loss of life, though it may be that 2 of the 3 thrown overboard were rescued]

Added by Ann Tabbs on 02 August 2010.
"The rig I am on in Nigeria, the Jack Ryan, today just had a major disaster. I was watching as it happened, they were load testing the port aft crane when the crane boom snapped! Also ripping the crane cab to bits, throwing the crane op and the ET around a 100ft to the sea below. Seen the poor buggers falling - they were lucky it wasnt the deck cause it was close. Also the lad who was supervising the load testing is missing, i.e dead, the ET is in a serious state, the crane op is hurt but looks like he will make it. It took Transocean fannies 15 MIN TO LAUNCH THE FRC BOAT. The small crane/hoist was spewing oil and wouldn't lower! And over an hour to get a full muster."

"Be safe lads 'cos disaster is never far away offshore, especially down here."

Added by Name withheld by Editor on 03 August 2010.
Yahoo! News 2/8/10: "An accident on an oil ship operating in a Total field off Nigeria's coast threw three workers overboard and one remained missing on Monday, company officials said."

"The accident occurred on Saturday when a crane collapsed on the Jack Ryan drill ship in the Akpo offshore field, officials from French company Total said on condition of anonymity."

"Two of the three workers were rescued after being thrown overboard."

"Production was temporarily shut down on the Transocean ship, but has since been restarted, one of the officials said. The cause of the accident was unclear."

Added by Monty on 25 August 2010.
i also worked on the Jack Ryan in Belfast and was lucky enough to be in the team of guys that sailed to Galveston Texas with her when she left Belfast.

Added by Jim Elder on 25 November 2010.
I'm off to the Jack Ryan tomorrow, does anyone know the configuration with regards to living quarters?



Added by Keith on 26 January 2011.
I am EMMANUEL UTUEDOR. I was a roughneck in Jack Ryan AKPO oil field in Nigeria, sure the rig is home after home, God bless Mr Jacob Sule who gave me safety advice, for me working there two years without injury or voilation.

Added by EMMANUEL UTUEDOR on 26 January 2012.
I was an ET on the Jack Ryan, I joined the ship in Cape Town and sailed to Western Australia many years ago, I now work at Pacific Drilling and crew changed on Friday 10th Feb, were we landed on the Jack Ryan to drop some lads off.

Added by Paul on 16 February 2012.
My husband Derek was part of the team in Harland and Wolff, unfortunately he passed away in 2001. I have just come across a photo of Glomar Jack Ryan with the team who built her and was curious to find out more hence going online.

Added by Frances Leslie on 18 February 2012.
@ Paul, that was the same voyage I did.

Added by Blinky on 29 February 2012.
Where is the Jack Ryan as of March 23, 2012 ????

Added by Dan on 24 March 2012.
lets just say she belongs to everbody that worked on her in belfast
i was there also stayed in the harland hilton

Added by Alanchristie on 04 April 2012.
Hi , my name is George Ryan a brother of the late Jack Ryan. I want to thank all the men and woman involved in building this. Jack was a wonderful brother and I miss him very much. Last month was the 13th anniversary of his passing. This, for me is my first comment on this site, but look forward to visiting more often. From his Family to the Builders of this magnificent ship, We say THANK-YOU

Added by GEORGE RYAN on 22 May 2012.
I served my apprenticeship in Harland and Wolff as a steelworker and welder, I worked on the Jack Ryan and its sister ship. It's nice to see she's still doing her job.

Added by Michelle Carr on 07 June 2012.
I worked on the Jack Ryan in Galveston to commission the ship in 2001. I worked as a floor hand. I also sailed to Trinidad from Galveston. It was truly pleasure working with the crew on board.

Added by Ashram Samaroo aka sam on 01 November 2012.
No way mike, she's mine lol.. Only messing. If truth be told we were all hers and I don, t the ship, I mean the yard. I still think about my days there. Best times of my life and makes proud every day to say I'm from belfast and worked and served my time in H&W. Made some great friends who I still bother with to this day. The yard made my transission from boy to man.
Sorry to hear there was tragedy on the ship. May they RIP
AS for the ship herself, she'll always have a place in my heart till the day I die

Added by Neil on 22 November 2012.
I fitted the new crane to replace the one that collapsed, while the Jack Ryan was berthed in Las Palmas harbour

Added by Steve Coulson on 02 July 2014.
My name is kevin ryan brother of jack ryan and want to thank all you for giving the legacy my brother deserves

Added by Kevin d ryan on 02 August 2015.
Now laid up, off the coast of Trinidad.

Added by ROBERT WEST on 21 March 2016.
I was there as a mate when the pedestal crane came down. I was in the FRC when we picked up the casualties which bath fully recovered with minor injuries, unfortunately there was 1 fatality, but just to put the facts right there were not 3.

Added by Brian Watson on 16 August 2016.
Transocean has announced the GSF Jack Ryan is to be sent to scrap. She was well engineered for her time and well built. Like her namesake gone far too soon.

Added by Bob Dawson-Project Manager-Global Marine on 25 September 2017.
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