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Oil rig salvage: what have we learnt from Lewis?

In August the TransOcean semi-submersible oil rig Winner became grounded on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland. Given the significant environmental risks associated with oil spills, this incident has naturally caused concern. So how exactly did it happen, and how can similar groundings be prevented in the future? Molly Lempriere investigates.

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