The rig TSS Chemul left Halifax Saturday for extended sea trials offshore. Despite the appearance of being towed by two tugs, the rig is self-propelled, and has propulsion units mounted in its pontoons.
The tug Ryan Leet shadowed the rig out to sea and looked after transferring the pilots onto the pilot boat, then returned to port.
On Sunday afternoon, the rig was south and east of Halifax moving about in the anchorages, well offshore. Ryan Leet went out to top off its fuel and water to allow for an extended stay at sea in case of bad weather.