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Old 04-05-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Shell's largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico will be arriving on site sometime in May 2018 in Mississippi Canyon Block 392! This is about 18 nm
ENE of NaKika and about 30 nm inshore of Independence Hub in about 7,400' water depth.

Balder is currently onsite setting up the mooring spread in anticipation of Appomattox' arrival next month. Looks to me that this structure is certainly a heck of a destination in itself to go fish!

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Old 04-05-2018, 10:51 PM   #2
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Bottom fishing outta be great !

Kidding, of course.
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Dang, if we only knew someone that is on Appomattox....

Oh yeah, that's me! Once we get on location I'll give heads up on conditions and action!
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I can’t imagine that it will take to long for baitfish to seek refuge around the rig once it’s in position.... and then for the blue ones to show up?! What an awesome addition to the gulf!
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Here she is......
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Excellent report - hope she gets there without a hitch!
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Here is the latest. She will go under tow Monday the 7th or Tuesday the 8th. It will be a 12 day tow. Should be impressive if anyone is out and about in the blue water.
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Here is the latest. She will go under tow Monday the 7th or Tuesday the 8th. It will be a 12 day tow. Should be impressive if anyone is out and about in the blue water.
Thank you for keeping us updated. I know I am certainly excited about it and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Can’t wsit to see it out there! Thanks again, -Luke
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The latest,

We left Monday the 7th at 10 pm. We are being towed by 3 Chouest MV's at a whooping 2.4 knots. As of now we will be on location Tuesday or Wednesday. If anyone is out and about, Appomattox is a site to see!
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how far out? location?
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