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  • 23 August 2016
    Exploration & Production

    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 […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Exploration & Production

    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 to prepare the rig for the loading […]

  • 22 August 2016

    Plans are being finalized today to attempt a refloat the Transocean Winner drilling rig which is currently grounded in Dalmore Bay, Scotland. The Maritime and Costguard Agency said salvage team Smit has agreed the towage plan with Hugh Shaw, Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention. The 300m exclusion zone remains in place. […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Exploration & Production

    Transocean’s operations director Dave Wells is sorry for the inconvenience caused by the grounding of the company’s drilling rig on a beach in Scotland. To remind, the Transocean Winner semi-submersible drilling unit was under tow in the North Sea, on its way to Malta, when severe weather caused the towline to snap, blowing the rig […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Exploration & Production

    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 Dalmore Bay, the rig was moved to Broad […]

  • 7 October 2016
    Exploration & Production

    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, the rig was towed to Broad Bay […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Equipment

    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 Lewis earlier in August. It was floated from […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Exploration & Production

    UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency said Monday that a team of additional six people would join the salvors on board the grounded drilling rig Transocean Winner, as part of the ongoing salvage operation.  The semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Winner ran aground near Dalmore Beach on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland last Monday due to severe […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Exploration & Production

    Following Monday’s grounding of a giant semi-submersible drilling rig near a beach in the Isle of Lewis in the UK, the coast guard has warned people not to attempt to visit the area.

  • 22 September 2016

    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 Guard agency, the Briggs Environmental vessel Forth […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Exploration & Production, Project & Tenders

    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 has not happened as of yet. According […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Exploration & Production

    Image by John Gray/Dell-licious-Ness Two fuel tanks on the grounded semi-submersible rig Transocean Winner have been breached and it remains unclear how much oil has leaked into the environment.  To remind, the Transocean Winner drilling rig ran aground near a beach in the Isle of Lewis in the UK after having been struck by severe storms early […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Exploration & Production

    Final preparations for moving the Transocean Winner rig onto the Hawk semi-submersible heavy lift and transportation vessel are continuing. According to the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), good progress has been made on the operation in Broad Bay, and the recently grounded rig might be loaded aboard the Hawk soon. The Hawk will then […]

  • 29 September 2016

    Following news earlier this week that the recently grounded Transocean Winner rig was waiting on weather to continue sail away preparations, work has begun to move the rig aboard the semi-submersible vessel Hawk. In an update on Thursday, the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said work had started to lift four of the primary anchors […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Exploration & Production

    Transocean Winner, the semi-submersible drilling rig that had run aground on a beach in Scotland back in August, has yet to leave the British Isles. To remind, the rig was towed away last week from the grounding spot in Dalmore Bay, and was moved to Broad Bay, where it is currently located waiting to be […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Exploration & Production

    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 from laptop size to scaffolding poles with […]

  • 24 August 2016

    The semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Winner is on the final approach to Broad Bay as part of the towing operation to remove it from Dalmore Bay, where it had been grounded for two weeks after having been hit by a severe storm. According to the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s statement on Wednesday, it was likely […]

  • 22 August 2016

    Transocean and SMIT Salvage have continued to plan and prepare for the refloat operation for the Transocean Winner currently grounded at Dalmore Bay, Scotland. The Transocean Winner semi-submersible drilling unit was under tow in the North Sea, on its way to Malta, when severe weather caused the towline to snap, blowing the rig ashore on […]

  • 8 August 2016

    The Transocean Winner semi-submersible drilling rig has run aground in the UK after having been struck by severe storms. According to a statement by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), overnight on Sunday, Stornoway Coastguard was in communication with the tug Alp Forward which encountered severe weather west of the Isle Of Lewis, Scotland during a […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Exploration & Production

    The Transocean Winner, a semi-submersible rig that ran aground near a beach on the Isle of Lewis, in August, is now on its way to Malta, after weeks spent in the UK. The rig had been stranded near a beach close to Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland after the harsh weather blew it ashore in […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Exploration & Production

    UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported on Tuesday afternoon that an underwater survey continues to be carried out around the Transocean Winner drilling rig, which is currently grounded off the Isle of Lewis, and that there will be a new exclusion area covering the air.  The semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Winner ran aground last Monday […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Exploration & Production

    No pollution has been detected as a result of the Transocean Winner drilling rig running aground near a beach in the Isle of Lewis in the UK.  Offshore Energy Today reported earlier on Thursday that two fuel tanks on the grounded semi-submersible rig had been breached causing concerns that oil from the tanks might have been […]