Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis

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Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis

Postby Orla » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:25 am

Why were they towing a drilling rig down the west coast of Lewis with the weather that was forecast.

Sounds like a gamble to me, I've been on a transoceanic rig being towed when the bridle snapped, not fun, just a single line from rig to towing vessel, fine in calm conditions but in any large sea state the tow line starts to be shock loaded with obvious results.

A bit about it on the BBC Highlands & Islands page

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Re: Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis

Postby SteveN » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:44 am

That's bad news. A beautiful bay although I've only been there by road in the camper. Let's hope they can pull it off in one piece.

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Re: Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis

Postby Orla » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:54 pm

According to the BBC nobody was onboard the drill rig, which is rediculous, how are they ment to reattach without having people onboard..
And now they have an even bigger problem to solve, obviously had no plan in place incase the bridle snapped, which is quite a common occurrence.

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Re: Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis

Postby Mavanier » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:47 pm

Some better pics from a mate of mine:
https://www.facebook.com/innes.k.smith/ ... 9354826485

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Re: Transocean Semi runs aground at Dalmore Lewis

Postby Bodach na mara » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:11 pm

I would say that they have two chances of getting it off:- fat and nae.

Even if they do refloat it, there is a high risk that it will coup as one of the sponsons seems to be holed.
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