MAIB Publishes Investigation Report Into Transocean Winner Grounding

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its investigation report into the August 2016 grounding of semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Winner on the Isle of Lewis following the loss of tow. The Marshall Islands registered rig grounded on the morning of August 8, 2016 on the north coast of the Isle of Lewis, Scotland following the loss of tow from … [Read more...]

More Than Two Months After its Grounding, Transocean Winner Departs Scotland Aboard Heavy Lift Ship

The stricken drilling rig Transocean Winner has started its journey to Turkey aboard a heavy lift ship more than two months after the rig ran aground in Scotland. The UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency has reported that at approximately 8:05 p.m. Friday the semi-submersible heavy lift ship Hawk raised anchor and began its journey transporting the rig Transocean Winner … [Read more...]

Transocean Winner Loaded Onto Heavy Lift Ship in Scotland

The stricken drilling rig Transocean Winner has been loaded onto a semi-submersible heavy lift ship nearly two months after the rig ran aground on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has confirmed that the rig was safely floated onto the submerged OHT Hawk. The Hawk has since deballasted and the rig is now clear of the water. An MCA … [Read more...]

Salvors Prepare Second Float-On Attempt for Transocean Winner

A second attempt to move the stricken Transocean Winner onto a semi-submersible heavy lift ship is likely to take place on Thursday, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency said Wednesday. Approval has been given by Hugh Shaw, Secretary of State’s Representative Maritime and Salvage Intervention, for Transocean to start preparing for the attempt given a favorable weather … [Read more...]

Weather Postpones Transocean Winner Float-On

The operation to float the stricken drilling rig Transocean Winner onto a heavy lift ship has been delayed to do weather, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency said Saturday. Late last week crews were preparing for the float-on operation by de-ballasting and disconnecting the rig from eight anchor points that have been holding it in plane in Broad Bay at Scotland's … [Read more...]