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Transocean Evacuates Workers From Several Gulf Rigs on Storm

Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Transocean Ltd. has evacuated about 195 workers from its rigs in the Gulf of Mexico in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.

The company has begun to move most of its dynamically positioned rigs out of the storm’s path, according to an e-mail today from Guy Cantwell, a spokesman for the Vernier, Switzerland-based company.

The company previously said it has evacuated 160 non-essential workers from several of its 13 deepwater rigs. The company planned to evacuate 36 workers remaining workers on its Deepwater Nautilus rig.

To contact the reporter on this story: David Wethe in Houston at dwethe@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Susan Warren at susanwarren@bloomberg.net

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