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Robert F Bauer
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No: 2486   Contributor: Pete ODonnell   Year: 2010   Country: Australia
Robert F Bauer

Anybody know what happened to the "Bauer". Worked on her in Australia in the mid 90's one of the worst rigs I think I have been on. But the crew's were brilliant.
Picture added on 03 August 2011 at 22:39
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She was bought by Songa Offshroe, renamed Songa Saturn and was later sold to Saudi/Venezuela companies

Added by Anon on 08 August 2011.
the picture above was taken by myself, in 2010 offshore Equatorial Guinea. At the time she was called the Songa Saturn. Now she is called the PetroSaudi Saturn, and is now working for PDVSA offshore Venezuala.

Added by Robert West on 15 August 2011.
The Saturn was damaged in April or May 2011, in a collision with a tug and a ferry being towed from Trinidad.

Added by Anon on 12 October 2011.
The Saturn was damaged on April 2nd 2011, as the result of a collision with an ex English channel ferry called the Windward II. The collision resulted in failure of Two bow anchors, which resulted in The Saturn being forced off location. This resulted in the drill string having to be sheared. However, we did not have time to emergency disconnect the LMRP. This resulted in severe damage to the rotary table, the catastrophic disconnection of the diverter, damage to the diverter housing and damage to the moonpool area, as well as damage to the slip joint and riser. The BOP ended up at an angle of 22.5 degrees. The damage to the Windward II was even more catastrophic, as she sank very quickly after the collision. As the Driller on shift at the time, I can safely say, that it was an exciting event.

Added by Robert West on 19 April 2013.
I am due on board this thing next week - I wish I had researched earlier!
Oh well - I will just have to grin and bear it.....

Added by Marcus on 24 October 2013.
You wouldn't be the Marcus, that was on the Scarabeo 6, as Assistant Subsea. if you are how did you get on, on the Saturn.

Added by ROBERT WEST on 17 November 2016.
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