Update: Transocean Winner, drilling rig. (August 17th)

Today the salvors are continuing to look at possible refloation and fuel transfer options.
Yesterday the helicopter that is now based in Stornoway to support the operation successfully completed three trips and transferred additional salvage equipment to those on board.
So far, it is estimated that over 200 people are responding to the incident from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Transocean, Smit Salvage and Briggs Environmental.
The 300m exclusion zone covering the sea and the exclusion zone covering the air (temporary) remains in place – any aircraft pilot or drone operator not involved in the operation that breaches that zone will be prosecuted.
Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) for Maritime Salvage & Intervention said: ‘Work is ongoing and we are making steady progress, this is due to the response from all involved. We fully appreciate the support that we have been getting from the local community and its leaders, as well as all those who live and work on the island.”

Picture: Maritime & Coastguard Agency

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