Sep 10, 2011 1:10 PM by Tom Liskey
From upstreamonline.com: Mexican state oil company Pemex has found the hobbled and partially submerged 94-foot, 185-ton Trinity II liftboat in the Bay of Campeche.
However, there are as yet no signs of the lifeboat holding ten offshore workers and crew members, according to media reports in Mexico.
The Trinity Liftboat Services-owned vessel was disabled in high winds and waves on Thursday as Tropical Storm Nate approached the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mexican media reported that the Third Naval Region confirmed that Pemex encountered the vessel as part of the search and rescue effort to find the missing oil workers, who had abandoned the liftboat when one of the jacking legs buckled and the jack up-style offshore unit listed into the gulf.
Pemex is drawing up plans to tow the damaged rig back to port. Officials in Mexico say the search continues for the missing workers.
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