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BBC: Oil rig blown ashore in storms off Western Isles

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According to the BBC, the 17 000 t Transocean Winner has run aground after being blown ashore on the Western Isles.

The rig was under tow west of Lewis when it was hit by severe storms.

After becoming detached from the tug boat, the rig ran aground in the Carloway area.

Stornoway Coastguard have confirmed that there were no personnel on board the rig, and there was no risk to life.

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Adapted by David Bizley

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