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Punta Arenas rescues semi-submersible rig stranded in the port's muddy bottom

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 06:34 UTC
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A semi-submersible rig of Chinese origin commissioned to Total and which grounded 200 meters from the coast in Punta Arenas following strong winds and tides that let it lose from its moorings in the port, has been rescued on the high tide. Apparently the huge vessel has not suffered major 'visible damages', reports La Prensa Austral. Read full article

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  • PDG0192

    Surely, allowing the Chinese to drill in the “Argentine Sea” is illegal? ;-)

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    @1 Not when our president is getting kickbacks.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Oh look, it's Chinese and it SINKS! Not 'semi-submersible'. Fully submersible. Did it 'think' it was cultivating rice?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “following strong winds and tides that let it lose from its moorings in the port,”

    HOW?

    I do hope they make a better job of it when it's on station.

    Hell of a cost from 25th April until now, stuck in the “soft mud” aka human faeces from the posos negra.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Get the Argies over they are experts because of the 'roll over' destroyer!

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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