Tug Boats Refloat Oil Rig That Ran Aground on Scottish Beach

The Transocean Winner drilling rig which ran aground on the beach of Dalmore in the Carloway area of the Isle of Lewis 10 days ago, as the oil firm has apologised as it admitted it is not ready to re-float the giant structure.

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