Update: Transocean Winner drilling rig on final approaches to Broad Bay (24th August)
The Transocean Winner is on the final approach to Broad Bay as part of the towing operation to remove her from Dalmore Bay.
It’s likely the drilling rig will be secured on her anchors by late afternoon. From there Transocean intend to carry out further work to assess its condition before deciding on next moves.
A MCA verification aircraft has carried out a flight and no pollution has been detected in Broad Bay or along the track to Dalmore Bay.
The temporary exclusion zone remains in place at Dalmore Bay and there is also a 1000m TEZ at Broad Bay.
Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention said: ‘The tow has taken longer than anticipated. We have been clear from the outset that we would not compromise the operation in any way so I am delighted that the 54 mile transit has been successfully completed without incident.’
|Picture: Maritime & Coastguard Agency|