Watch the video of the oil rig Transocean Winner drilling rig carrying 280 tonnes of diesel ran aground off Dalmore Beach on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland .
The semi-submersible drilling rig, which is being monitored by a counter-pollution team, came loose from its tug during a towing operation and bad weather stopped the crew of the Alp Forward from reconnecting the tow line.
According to the latest update by Maritime and Coastguard Agency, final preparations are being made to put a small team of salvors on board the grounded semi-submersible oil rig off the Isle of Lewis. The group is conducting an initial assessment of the rig as part of the ongoing operation to remove it.
Hugh Shaw, who as Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention is overseeing the operation, said: ‘This initial recce will be checking a number of things including fuel tanks.
‘Weather permitting, it’s then intended to put a second larger group of salvors on tomorrow to carry out a more detailed inspection.’
Three vessels including the ETV Herakles remain on scene. A temporary exclusion zone of 300 metres has been implemented around the rig.
Reference: News From World, 360 Video Pro – Youtube
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