BP rig finally reaches destination after Greenpeace causes several delays

BP drilling rig Paul Loyd JNR reached its destination in the North Sea on Wednesday June 19th, having suffered 11 days of delays because of Greenpeace activity.

The 40,000 tonne rig Cromarty Firth, north of Inverness, last Friday. It had been delayed in port for six days by Greenpeace Members who had climbed and camped out on one of its legs.

After an occupation, two arrests, a re-occupation and two more arrests, the rig and its support vessels made it to sea, but were then forced to turn away to avoid hitting Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship.

The rig finally reached Vorlich oilfield to start its drilling campaign on Wednesday afternoon, according to Greenpeace.