Mobil Oil Company (oil Drilling) Rig (oil Rig)
The oil drilling rig began leaking badly while off the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca in early June 1966, while being towed to Cook Inlet, Alaska, from San Francisco Bay by two Red Stack tugs. The 3,000-ton, four-columned rig canted to one side until it was almost horizontal with the surface. It was towed to Port Angeles, where it sank inside Ediz Hook about June 14, 1966. A major salvage job was undertaken to raise and repair the all-welded rig. It was built by the Kaiser Products Company of Oakland, just prior to the ill-fated voyage. Jim Gibbs, Shipwrecks off Juan de Fuca, Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1968.
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