The Transocean Winner rig was successfully refloated during high tide last night and has been towed away from the coastline on the Scottish isle of Lewis. The rig had run aground after it lost its tow just 15 days ago.
It is now being towed to a different location 87 km away where salvors Smit Salvage will look to patch up the damages before taking it on to a repair yard.
The decommissioned rig was under tow in stormy conditions, heading from Norway to Malta, when the towline snapped.
Owner Transocean has promised local residents on the Outer Hebridean island that it will clear up all traces of the rig.