Canadian offshore accommodation specialist Bridgeman Services is sending its largest offshore asset to Alang in India.

The company's 17,900-gt offshore accommodation and repair vessel Bluefort (built 1979) departed Jebel Ali on 17 September with the Indian shipbreaking centre listed as its final destination.

Its arrival was scheduled for Wednesday.

TradeWinds was unable to obtain confirmation from the Richmond-based company whether the ship would be beached for recycling, which scrap industry sources have claimed is reason for it being sent to Alang.