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Bideford Dolphin lifts anchor

December 8, 2002, 00:00 CET

The drill rig Bideford Dolphin finished production well work Friday on the Tordis field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The well was secured and the vessel departed the field.

As planned, Bideford Dolphin traveled directly to the repair yard. A new crack was discovered on the rig.

Four stand-by vessels assisted Bideford Dolphin with anchor handling activities. There were 58 personnel aboard Bideford Dolphin on Friday morning. Most of the crew was later demobilized and flown ashore. A total of 20 personnel remained onboard while the rig was towed to the repair yard.