Hebron oil platform tow-out halted en route to Grand Banks

Just two days after its long-awaited tow out of Bull Arm, the Hebron oil platform’s journey to its drilling site in Newfoundland’s Grand Banks has been delayed. The platform left Bull Arm in Trinity Bay on Saturday. However, the platform and the eight tug boats that are towing it once again stopped Sunday evening, according to a notice from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The notice, which was sent out 8:30 p.m. NT on Sunday, did not specify if the stoppage was due to ice or weather. However, a source told CBC the delay was caused by heavy fog, and said vessel operators needs to maintain visuals on sea ice conditions as ice radars are still a developing technology. click here to read the story 09:33

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