Oil Platform to be Salvaged
- Radio Saint FM reported today:
The previously lost oil platform, Petrobras 21, that stranded on Tristan last week is to be salvaged.
The owners, Catleia Oil Company, based in the Cayman Islands confirm that a company, Charles Taylor Consulting, has been
employed and are in negotiation with a salvage company with a view to the recovery of the platform. They envisage sending a
powerful tug from South Africa with equipment for diving and for carrying out any incidental repairs that are necessary to
the platform. The team on board the tug would assess the situation and, all being well, would tow the platform off and take
it to Cape Town. They now understand that the platform may be beached on the sloping seabed rather than aground on a reef
and this may make the task of removing it easier.
It will take the salvage team between five and six days to reach Tristan after mobilisation at Cape Town so it does not
appear that anything is likely to happen very quickly. In the meantime mid winter approaches in the South Atlantic.
- Charles Taylor Consulting? Is that a Liberian company?
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