The owners of the accommodation rig stuck in the North Sea after breaking its tow line in a storm remain unable to get it moving for another day after bad weather continues to prevent any attempt to get a new line aboard.
Prosafe had hoped to a tow line aboard the accommodation rig Safe Bristolia later yesterday, if improved weather conditions hold but high winds and seas continue to stymie.
The stricken semi-sub remains stranded in the North Sea for a sixth day after a tow line to a anchor handling vessel broke and left it drifting in the North Sea 120km east of Montrose on Sunday.
“We are still waiting for a break in the weather before re-establishing the main tow,” a company spokesperson said yesterday. The company has not confirmed how much of a weather window is required to get a line from an anchor handling vessel onto the rig.
The Bristolia’s 33 person crew have remained on board the rig and managed to stabilise its position 148km east of the UK mainland on Monday by dropping one of its two anchors.
“The crew are all experienced seafarers and report that they have had a comfortable night. We will do a crew change when required,” the company said.
The accommodation vessel, which is not on hire, was being towed from the Cromarty Firth to the polish port of Gdansk, when it ran into difficulties.