Port of Cromarty Firth welcomes 700th oil-rig visitor in 40 years

'Come in No. 700 - your time's up' The West Phoenix at Port of Cromarty Firth.
‘Come in No. 700 – your time’s up’: The West Phoenix at Port of Cromarty Firth.

The Port of Cromarty Firth welcomed its 700th oil-rig vessel visit when the West Phoenix arrived over the weekend.

It is scheduled to stay for around two months whilst work is carried out on her thrusters.  

The first rig to come into the port anchored on 15 February 1978 –  more than 40 years ago.

Captain Calum Slater, General Manager at Port of Cromarty Firth, said: “The fact that our 700th rig visit is for repair work rather than storage highlights the positive signs we are seeing from the North Sea.

“We expect more rigs to leave the Firth this year and return to work, which is good news for the industry and the people working within it.”

17 Apr 2018

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