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Would the last rig to leave the Cromarty Firth please turn on the lights?

The Cromarty Firth is almost empty of rigs - this is the Frontier Driller, ex KNV, ex Transocean Explorer being towed by the tug "Fairmount Glacier" to Pascagoula in the Gulf of Mexico. This rig has been parked in the firth for years, dark and rusty. I understand that she has been omly been "readied" for the Atlantic tow , and will require extensive moblosition work (aka rebuilding) in the Gulf.

Shows how the oil price can affect even the oldest bit of kit....

Rigs tend to be lit up and Christmas tree like - it's very strange to see one being towed out of the firth dark and almost derelict.

A long exposure shot using a Tripod (I was in the sitting room and saw the lights of the tug, so ran down to the shore with camera and tripod)

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