I heard from a friend of mine that a helicopter tried to land on the Marlin last last week without clearance. Apparently they called up the platform and said they were preparing to land, but after being questioned as to who they were, the response was, “we’ll tell you when we get there.”
The Marlin then shut off the the lights on the landing pad and the helicopter was forced to fly back to Mississippi.
I haven’t been able to confirm any of the details about this story from official sources though. Anyone know exactly what happened?