Coastguards send Transocean bill for £400,000 oil rig crash
31 January 2017
The UK coastguard is charging Transocean £400,000 after one of its oil rigs crashed
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is sending the invoice to oil services giant,
Transocean, to cover the emergency and recovery operation launched when the Transocean
Winner broke its towline in a storm and ran aground in a storm at Dalmore in August.
Coastguard expenses include organising a rota of teams of personnel, taking in extra
coastguard squads from neighbouring islands, supervising the salvage operation and
hotel bills for staff drawn into the island.
The use of helicopters and a pollution spotter plane are added in.
A spokeswoman for the MCA said: “The costs for responding to the Transocean Winner
incident are in the region of £400,000.”