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Diesel Oil Leaks From Grounded Rigs Fuel Tanks

12th August 2016

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 this week. Following the incident, the coast guard warned people not to attempt to visit the area.

A damage assessment team from Smit Salvage and Transocean has been on board the oil rig to carry out a series of initial inspections.

According to a statement by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) on Wednesday, the damage assessment team spent three and a half hours checking the condition of the Transocean Winner looking at its structural integrity.


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