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Towline attached to rig

November 23, 2001, 08:00 CET

The Byford Dolphin drilling rig is under tow again in the Norwegian Sea after a hawser was passed on board at 06.15 today, 23 November.

It will now be towed as soon as practicable to Statoil’s Mikkel field on the Halten Bank, which is where the rig was headed when the original towline was lost yesterday morning.

Weather conditions in the area have improved considerably since yesterday evening. The wind has slackened considerably, according to reports from Byford Dolphin.