A nearly 19,000 ton offshore oil rig broke free during towing in a severe storm early Monday morning, sending it aground on the Western Isles in Scotland.
The Transocean Winner is carrying 300 tons of diesel fuel. During an overnight towing operation, the rig came loose from a tugboat in strong winds and went aground on a beach in Dalmore, reported the BBC. There were no injuries reported and no personnel aboard.
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