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Henry Goodrich
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No: 76   Contributor: Andrew Dowsett   Year: 1998   Country: United Kingdom
Henry Goodrich

Dwarfing the ferry on the Cromarty Firth in northern Scotland, the HENRY GOODRICH is a Sonat/Mitsui SES 5000 design propulsion assisted semi-submersible drilling unit capable of operating in harsh environments and water depths up to 2,000 ft using 18¾in 15,000 psi BOP and 21in OD marine drilling riser.

I believe it was the largest semi-sub in the world when built.
Picture added on 27 October 2006
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I spent ten years on this rig.

Added by Jim Dawson on 29 November 2009.
I travelled across from Invergordon to Marystown Shipyard in October 1999 before drilling on the Grand Banks.

Added by Jordon Forsey on 12 January 2010.
I've climbed the leg to repair the VAX CPU that contolled the rig.

Added by Sven from DEC Norway on 03 May 2010.
I spent 3 years on this rig, good days, great crew and a brilliant laugh , had some mental piss ups when we hit the beach.

Added by Joe Clarke on 15 September 2012.
I worked on the Henry Goodrich back in 1990, great memories


Added by Alex Madden on 09 January 2013.
Worked on this rig in 1994 as a roustie for 12 months best designed drilling rig in the world!

Added by Jim Potts on 28 October 2013.
I worked on the Henry Goodrich for around ten years and was also on the tow in 1999.stayed on whilst in the yard in marystown and a while offshore in Canada.brilliant memories of the rig and lads I worked with.wayne Simpson.

Added by Wayne Simpson on 07 April 2014.
worked on this rig 1989 1991 I remember Gerry gisby ad driscoll crane op colin whitton roughneck driller was someone alexander martin flannagan roustabout butterworth roughneck pushers were fassanger don winslow

Added by Coll Strachan on 19 November 2014.
1989.1991 iremember Gerry gisby ad colin whitton rn butterworth rn martin flannagan roust driscoll crane op and of course fassanger

Added by Coll Strachan on 20 November 2014.
Worked on this rig for 1year as roustie with Paul Nicholson 94 to 95. Best designed semi ever built ! Remember all names mentioned above and more, Charlie Milne C.op, Danny Middleton, storeman, Buttz was D.Man Then ! Good days !

Added by Jim Potts on 04 December 2014.
Well it's 2015 and she's back in Marystown again. This time waiting for a contract, hoping that she don't go as scrap.....

Added by Snowman on 29 March 2015.
This rig is now going to methil in Fife Scotland to be cold stacked.

Added by Billy on 11 July 2015.
I believe she is maybe going to Canada. had the top drive in recently.

Added by Duncan on 31 March 2016.
Please do you know aman named Frank chrechard.

Added by Shirley on 15 September 2016.
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