Drilling rig GSF Grand Banks adrift earlier this week
Sources confirmed on Sunday that a semi-submersible drilling rig was adrift off the Newfoundland coast earlier this week.
According to online reports, the GSF Grand Banks was adrift for almost two days this week after a towline parted unexpectedly.
Sources said the line snapped on Wednesday during rough weather, while sea swells battered the coast of Newfoundland.
The line was not re-established until sometime on Friday, with assistance from the vessel Atlantic Hawk.