In addition, Diamond Offshore said that the semisubmersible drilling rig Ocean Voyager broke free from its moorings in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and has been located approximately 9 miles north of its pre-storm location on Mississippi Canyon Block 711. A limited crew re-boarded the Ocean Voyager this morning in order to secure the unit and to further assess its condition. The U.S. Coast Guard has been notified of both situations.
The Ocean Voyager and Ocean Warwick, like all Diamond Offshore conventionally moored and jack-up rigs located in the Central and Eastern Gulf of Mexico, had been secured and personnel evacuated prior to hurricane Katrina passing through the area. Initial fly-bys of other Company rigs in the path of hurricane Katrina have not indicated any damage. However, Diamond Offshore will not be able to make a complete assessment of the condition of all of its rigs until personnel are able to re-board the units over the next few days.
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