HUGE OIL RIG WASHED OFF THE BEACH IN SCOTLAND
September 7th, 2016 | by Web Desk
A HUGE OIL RIG HAS WASHED OFF THE BEACH IN SCOTLAND
A huge oil rig has been towed through the Atlantic after it ran aground during harsh weather conditions. The massive oil rig was towed ashore on the remote Isle of Lewis. The Transocean Winner oil rig broke free from its tug late Sunday and washed away on the coast, a short distance from Carloway Scotland according to the Coastguard Agency and the Maritime.
Environmental groups have shown a lot of concern but the Coast Guard has confirmed that the risk of pollution could be minimal. There were no personnel on board but 280 tons of diesel on board. Savage crews have been enlisted to recover the diesel. Local politicians have suggested that an emergency towing vessel should always be on standby in Scotland’s Western Isles after it was revealed that the Coast Guards took about 18 hours to get to the rig. Additionally, an initial seclusion area of about 300 meters has been set aside around the rig.