Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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A 60,000-tonne oil drilling platform has almost made it past Skye en route to Kishorn.

The Ocean GreatWhite completed almost a full circuit of Lewis and Harris over Christmas during her journey.  

The platform is owned by Diamond Offshore and is the largest semi-submersible offshore drilling rig in the world.  

Creel fishermen from the Skye area spent weeks moving their equipment in preparation for the gigantic rig to pass by.  

The rig will be made ready to start work in the North Sea early this year. 

Image from KPL.

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