Oil Platform Sedco 709 suffers water ingress

By Accidents

Sedco 709, a 32-meter oil platform, suffered water ingress while under tow off Shandong, China.

Sedco 709

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The decommissioned rig was en route to Zhoushan when its hull suffered water ingress thus causing the rig to list over. The tow was then dropped and teams anchored the rig off shore.

According to reports, the rig is currently awaiting to be dewatered.