Court releases two arrested rigs

Wednesday, a Danish court released two rigs at the center of a dispute between shipyard MARS and US investor Tom Clarke. ShippingWatch reported earlier in January that the parties had settled the dispute.

The two rigs Brage and Ensco 80 were arrested by Tom Clarke last year. They have now been released and can be scrapped at MARS' new shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark. | Photo: PR / Modern American Recycling Services

Two rigs that have been idle in the Danish port town of Frederikshavn for months are now finally free to be scrapped at the town's new shipyard.

For the past year, the two retired rigs have been at the center of a dispute between shipyard Modern American Recycling Services and US investor Tom Clarke. The conflict culminated in April 2019 when Clarke managed to arrest the rigs.

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