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After days of delays, Transocean Winner rig set to leave UK

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today After weeks spent moored in Broad Bay, Scotland, the Transocean Winner semi-submersible drilling rig is finally set to depart the UK waters. The rig had been stranded near a beach close to Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland after the harsh weather blew it ashore in August. After that,…

Transocean braces for another rig load attempt off Isle of Lewis

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today.. Offshore driller Transocean is bracing for another attempt to load its Transocean Winner rig onto the Hawk semi-sub heavy lift vessel. If unsuccessful, the company will have to hire another heavy lifter as the Hawk’s contract term is expiring next Monday. The company’s previous attempt to load the…

Bad weather hampers Transocean rig load (UK)

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Transocean Winner, a drilling rig that recently went aground in Isle of Lewis, Scotland, UK, has yet to be shipped away to Turkey. Namely, Offshore Energy Today on Friday reported that the rig was getting ready to be loaded aboard the Hawk semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, however, this…

Transocean Winner rig waiting on weather

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today More than a month after grounding on a beach on the Isle of Lewis, and the subsequent tow to Broad Bay, the Transocean Winner drilling rig is yet to be towed away from the UK. Offshore Energy Today last week reported that an exercise was to be held…

Preps underway to ship Transocean Winner rig from UK to Turkey

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today The moment is nearing for the sailaway of the recently grounded Transocean drilling rig in Scotland. The rig, currently moored in the Broad Bay, offshore Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, will be taken aboard a heavy lift vessel and shipped to Turkey. According to the UK Maritime and Coast…

Norwegian company to move Transocean Winner rig to Turkey

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today.. A contract has been signed with a Norwegian offshore transport company to move the Transocean Winner drilling rig from the Isle of Lewis to Turkey. To remind, the Transocean Winner rig ran aground on a beach in Scotland back in August. After two weeks of being grounded in…

Divers clearing debris left after Transocean Winner rig grounding

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today Divers have located around 40 pieces of debris around the site near Dalmore beach, on the Isle of Lewis, where the Transocean Winner drilling rig originally grounded on 8th August. According to the Maritime and Coastguard agency, the divers are currently working to recover the debris which ranges…

Refloated ‘Transocean Winner’ on its way to Broad Bay

Rate this article By Offshore Energy Today The UK Maritime and Coastguard agency on Tuesday afternoon said that the refloating of the grounded Transocean Winner was a success and that the rig was under tow to safer waters. As previously reported the semi-submersible drilling rig had run aground in bad weather on the Isle of…