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A probe into the the grounding of the Transocean Winner oil rig on Lewis is expected to published this autumn said government investigators.


The drilling platform broke loose from its tow in heavy weather and collided with rocks at Dalmore beach in August 2016.


The investigation is examining the reasons which caused the accident.


Interested parties received a draft copy of the report for comment last month.


A Marine Accident Investigation Branch spokesman said: “The investigation report is out to consultation.


“Hopefully we will be in a position to publish the report soon.”


No date has been set for publicly revealing the causes of the accident but normally once the consultation is concluded an accident investigation report is published” within weeks rather than months.”


One exception which may delay the report at this advanced stage is if unexpected new evidence is submitted.



Report into oil rig grounding to be made public

9 August 2017