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Salvage team on board rig to assess recovery options

A SALVAGE team have begun a full assessment of an oil rig grounded on the Isle of Lewis, writes Ellie Forbes.

The Transocean Winner rig was carrying 280 metric tonnes of diesel when it ran aground at Dalmore last Monday (August 8).

Eight experts managed to board the rig on Sunday after bad weather stopped the planned operation on Friday August 12. An additional six people joined the team on Monday and that number looked to increase to 15.

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