Rig 'one step closer' to being removed
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Transocean Winner rig removal work continues

Work to remove an oil rig from the east coast of Lewis has taken a major step forward.

Transocean Winner has been moved close to the heavy lift ship, Hawk, ahead of efforts to bring it on board.

The 17,000-tonne rig ran aground at Dalmore, on the west coast of Lewis, in August while being moved to Turkey to be scrapped.

BBC Scotland's Angus Macdonald reports.

  • 06 Oct 2016
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