ONGC salvages cyclone-hit rig Olinda Star

ONGC salvages cyclone-hit rig Olinda Star

A team of international experts mobilised by Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has recused cyclone-hit semi-submersible rig, ‘Olinda Star’ off the east coast.

The company in a statement said the rig had tilted at an angle in the aftermath of cyclone Pethai which hit coastal Andhra Pradesh earlier this month.

The rig Olinda Star was deployed for ONGC operations off the east coast. After meteorological department’s cyclone warning, the 111 crew members working on the rig were evacuated on December 14 and 15.

“ONGC made elaborate and quick arrangements for evacuating persons and deployed helicopters and boats,” the statement said. Read More

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