Saturday, January 22, 2011

Oil rigs shipped into Western Port Bay from Bass Strait oil and gas fields

Bass Strait -- a turbulent stretch of water located between Tasmania and the southern shores of Phillip Island -- is of economic importance due to its rich oil and gas reserves. Although our position here on Phillip Island is environmentally-rich there are regular reminders of these oil and gas reserves.

Yesterday a most unusual-looking ship passed by our sea-scape; an oil rig conveyor designed to carry a 5000 tonne oil drilling rig to and from Bass Strait for servicing in the protected waters of Western Port Bay.

This shipping is a reminder that progress marches on at an ever-increasing rate.

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