Offshore Heavy Transport tapped to ship Transocean Winner rig for scrapping

The UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has signed a contract with Norway’s Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) to transport the decommissioned Transocean Winner which ran aground off the isle of Lewis in Scotland last month. The rig was being towed from Norway to Malta when it detached from its tug in stormy conditions in early August requiring a significant salvage operation.

OHT will take the rig to Turkey for scrapping on the semi-submersible heavylift ship, OHT Hawk at the end of this month.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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