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Corrib offshore embarrassing obstacle on the seabed

The anchor is lying on its back imbedded in the seabed with the crown end of the shank submerged.

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From:     Scott, Hugh H SUKEP-EPE-T-WM
Sent:    31 July 2006 11:02
To:    Gillespie, Colynn M SUKEP-EPT-IT-ED; Read, St.John MS SEPIL-EPE-T-IP
Subject:additional debris on seabed

Colynn, St John,

We have dropped an anchor (15mT in weight with about 1 1/2ft of chain) while recovering at the P3 location. The anchor cannot be recovered by the rig and we thus forced to leave it behind.

The coords of anchor are:
138m from well centre at Easting 367,634, Northing 6,023,998

Can you mark up the survey drawings and inform the relevant parties of the new obstacle on the seabed. The next time a suitable vessel is in the field we should try to move/recover the anchor as it will interfere with future anchor patterns for a rig returning to location.

Attached photos of the anchor design for the records to aid with future recovering/moving. The anchor is lying on its back imbedded in the seabed with the crown end of the shank submerged.

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