Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Oil Rig Salvage Operation Suspended

Expand Messages
  • Bob Conrich
    Radio Saint FM reports: The salvage operation of the stranded oil rig at Tristan da Cunha has been suspended Heavy weather conditions off Tristan da Cunha
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2006
    • 0 Attachment
      Radio Saint FM reports:


      The salvage operation of the stranded oil rig at Tristan da Cunha has been suspended

      Heavy weather conditions off Tristan da Cunha continue as forecast. A decision has been taken to postpone attempts to
      re-float the oil rig until winter weather has moderated and a 2nd tug of sufficient pull becomes available. This is unlikely
      to be until September at the earliest. The Insurance Company have advised Tristan that they are reputable, are not
      abandoning their responsibilities but are merely deferring the operation until later in the year in the difficult circumstances.

      The greatest fear at the moment is that the oil rig begins to break up, creating huge masses of flotsam to threaten nearby
      beaches including the Penguin Rookery to which breeding pairs return to occupy nest sites in August ready for egg laying in
      September.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.