Oil Rig near Rotto

 Anyone got any info, been there a while ?


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 Getting serviced apparently,

Wed, 2018-01-24 18:35

 Getting serviced apparently, not sure.

I reckon its partly responsible for some of the northern species getting caught down this way tho

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 heard on the radio a while

Wed, 2018-01-24 18:47

 heard on the radio a while back they towed it down from singapore for service as mentioned. pity you couldnt fish around it, would be a great fad for a while

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Distance?

Thu, 2018-01-25 10:46

How close can you approach it? 

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 Maintenance then heading to

Wed, 2018-01-24 18:59

 Maintenance then heading to the bight 

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Thanks

Wed, 2018-01-24 19:44

 for the info. cheers Pete.

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 UWILD

Wed, 2018-01-24 21:19

 UWILD

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Thu, 2018-01-25 08:18

 Among other things I believe

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 Yeah I have no doubt

Thu, 2018-01-25 11:18

 Yeah I have no doubt Rob,don't think my client has any kit on board. Spewing other wise I'd be out there more than likely. Did you see my question the other day asking if you know a skipper Kevin Stone? 

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 Yeah sorry, got sidetracked

Thu, 2018-01-25 12:50

 Yeah sorry, got sidetracked by keyboard cowboy 

Know plenty of Kevins and plenty of Stones, but not as one sorry!

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 Ha ha all good, He used to

Thu, 2018-01-25 13:05

 Ha ha all good, He used to be the skipper of the True North before now working on the Barrow barges. I know his inlaws quite well and now him over the last year.

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Thu, 2018-01-25 18:21

 a mate of mine also skippered the True North (there have been several) so probably knows him

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Ocean Monarch

Thu, 2018-01-25 09:42

 It's called the Ocean Monarch. They brought it down here for maintenance to escape the NW Cyclone season. Then off to Bass Strait in Feb.

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Thu, 2018-01-25 10:24

 Yep, that’s how I understand it. I think we have a team going onto it.

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We discussed cruising out to

Thu, 2018-01-25 12:23

We discussed cruising out to it on Sat to see if there was any bait gathering around it but weren't sure how far the exclusion zone was and didn't fancy a fine.

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500 metre

Thu, 2018-01-25 13:34

 exclusion zone? only what ive heard people saying ..

mate of mine has fished fairly close twice now arvo / night 

sesh only for couple of bronzies

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That rig  Was in the movie

Thu, 2018-01-25 16:03

That rig  Was in the movie Armageddon also 

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Drilling Rig

Thu, 2018-01-25 16:21

It's a drilling rig, can drill for oil or gas (but mostly finds water). Its been up in the Exmouth Gulf doing work for BHP over the past year plugging up Wells which are no longer in service.

It's being serviced before being towed down to the bight/bass straight area and is now under contract to another company.

I can confirm a 500m exlusion zone, but this doesn't mean you can't stay out of this zone and trawl lures in curcles around it..... I wouldnt use my favorite deep divers as if you get too close you could get snagged in anchor chains (will have to get your lures pretty close though.

Im unsure of the anchor laying spread while it's off cott but could be fun for those who know how to use their sounders to find the anchors (think big atrifical reefs) if they are further out than 500m...

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Thu, 2018-01-25 17:57

 Going to work for Esso I believe.

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is it australian

Thu, 2018-01-25 19:31

 ?

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 Nah mate they are mostly

Thu, 2018-01-25 19:33

 Nah mate they are mostly American owned. 

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 Straya got nothing.Even the

Thu, 2018-01-25 19:50

 Straya got nothing.
Even the tug Im working on is Singapore registered.

Not a single tanker even to bring our lifeblood here in the Australian registry, all flag of convenience

Just like the Kirki...

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Now now

Thu, 2018-01-25 19:57

 Now now behave yourself Rob. :)

Few more rigs on their way, just wont make it that far south.

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Haha

Thu, 2018-01-25 20:24

 even you working for the Asians now 

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 Its the ocean monarch its

Mon, 2018-01-29 14:10

 Its the ocean monarch its been drilling out of Karatha for a couple of years its heading to the bass straight to drill just a stop over till it starts in the bass straight i was workin on that rig

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 Actually picked up some work

Tue, 2018-02-06 19:21

 Actually picked up some work for this rig today for Baroid surface  solutions, she apparently sets sail on the 16th and Cooper drilling has hired her. 

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