Another in our presentation of departed oil rigs - here is the JWMcLean photographed in the Cromarty Firth, traditionally the location of most of the stacked rigs in the UK. This was taken in 2003, but since then the rig went to work after some modifications, only being towed away to the breakers in 2015. It has a bit of a history. In the many take-overs in the rig business over the years Transocean managed not to buy it on one occasion, but subsequently inherited it as part of a fleet. In 1996 it was used as a set for the gloomy Lars von Trier film "Breaking the Waves".

Photo taken by me in 2003 and posted here on 19th March 2018.

 
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