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Semi submersible drill rig Chris Chenery
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No: 2979   Contributor:   Year: 2015   Country: Germany
Semi submersible drill rig Chris Chenery

Circa 1976, North Sea before helideck was relocated. Built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, 1973/4 for Offshore Company (IDC). There are only 2 rigs of this design, the other built as Afortunada now Noble Ton Van Langeveld.
I worked on CC 1975-1977 (UKCS 211/13-3, 211/23-6, 3/12-1. Norway 1/6-4,17/11-2)
CC is now in Pacific owned by Pride.
Picture added on 03 April 2015 at 15:38
add commentComments:
Hi
I worked on Chris Chenery for International Drilling Co Aberdeen 1976.
Tony Majeric drilling crew.

Kay Richards Tool Pusher.

Added by John Parker on 17 May 2015.
Hi, I worked on the Chennery for 3 years out of Aberdeen before transferring to the Discoverer Seven Seas off West Africa. I recall the Chennery in 148mph winds (before the windvane blew away) with 100 foot solid waves. Catwalks ripped away. The captain went to his bunk wearing his lifejacket!

Added by Earl Baxter. Snr Electrician. on 20 May 2015.
Hello, I do remember Kay Richards. I was Shell PE from mid 1975-Jan 1977 when CC went off contract.
I remember some crazy young guy with ginger hair leaning off the monkey board without harness and the driller screaming at him "get that harness on you crazy bastard". I also remember a member of deck crew getting his finger chopped of by a hatch and then boasting he lost it on the drill floor. CC is now Ensco 5001 after many name changes and is cold stacked in Malaysia. Best Regards

Added by Gordon Stalker on 14 November 2015.
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