The Transocean Winner rig ran aground on coast of Scottish island on Monday and is carrying 280 tonnes of diesel

A small group of salvage experts are planning to attempt to board a vast drilling rig which ran aground on the coast of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.

They are due to be winched down by helicopter on to the sloping deck of the Transocean Winner, a 17,000-tonne semi-submersible rig, on Tuesday. The rig was blown close to cliffs during a severe gale early on Monday.

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Source: Guardian Environment