Transocean Winner rig refloated

Transocean Winner rig
After spending two weeks grounded on a beach in Scotland, the Transocean Winner drilling rig was successfully refloated in Dalmore Bay on Monday night
.

The coast guard says that the drilling rig is currently being stabilized but will shortly resume its journey later this evening and is expected to reach Broad Bay by Tuesday, evening, on schedule.  The rig will remain there until it is in a stable and fit condition to be towed or transported to a suitable repair facility.

To remind, the rig washed ashore the Dalmore beach, near Carloway earlier this month. It had been under tow to Malta when strong winds caused the towline to snap, causing the rig to go aground.

Prior to the refloating, the coast guard on Tuesday said there would be a 1000m exclusion zone around the Transocean Winner for the duration of the passage from Dalmore Bay to Broad Bay, on the east coast of Lewis.
Offshore Energy Today Staff

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Executive Oil Conference & Expo 2019

Executive Oil Conference and Exhibition is a unique opportunity to meet with all of the region’s…

read more >

Oil & Gas Vietnam 2019

Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) 2019 is the only specialized oil & gas event in Vietnam that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream oil and gas companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the heart of Vietnam’s oil and gas industry in Vung Tau, to showcase the latest developments in the oil and gas industry.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply