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Rig begins journey to Falklands

Ocean Guardian. Image: Diamond Offshore Drilling
The Ocean Guardian rig will explore reserves in the Falklands

A North Sea oil and gas exploration rig has started its journey from a Highlands deep water port to the Falkland Islands.

The Ocean Guardian rig will be used by Desire Petroleum to explore reserves in the North Falkland Basin.

Its owner Diamond Offshore Drilling said the length of the trip from Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth could change if there was bad weather.

The rig left Invergordon on Thursday afternoon.

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