Still no plan to free '˜Moby Dig'

There is still no date set to free stranded digger '˜Moby Dig' from the sea.

Thursday, 8th June 2017, 10:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:36 pm
'Moby Dig' has been stuck for more than two months
'Moby Dig' has been stuck for more than two months

It has been more than two months since the 80-tonne elevator excavator got stuck while working on cabling for E.ON’s Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, but still no plans are in place to liberate it, the company has confirmed.

A spokesman for E.ON said: “We do not have a date to go in and do that.

“It is important that we get it right.

“It is obviously taking a high degree of planning.”

The CAT digger is stuck at an angle and is almost-fully submerged every day as the tide comes in.

Its lonely predicament struck a chord with our readers, who responded to a Herald poll last month and named it ‘Moby Dig’.