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The semi-submersible drill rig ‘West Aquarius’ arrived in Mortier Bay Friday afternoon.

The semi-submersible drill rig ‘West Aquarius’ arrived in Mortier Bay Friday afternoon.  The rig, owned by Seadrill, is under contract to ExxonMobil drilling off Canada’s east coast until April 2017. Paul Herridge Photo

It could not be confirmed if the rig was to undergo repairs at the Peter Kiewit facility, but an earlier CBC news report said it had recently experienced mechanical issues with its anchor winches.

According to the St. John’s Telegram, the ‘West Aquarius’ underwent unscheduled repairs to its mooring chains in Conception Bay South in December

The rig, owned by Seadrill, is under contract to ExxonMobil drilling off Canada’s east coast until April 2017.

Organizations: CBC, ExxonMobil

Geographic location: Conception Bay South, Canada

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