The mining platform was used to mine for cobalt one-five, a rare mineral, on the sea floor.
First constructed in 2060, the mining platform was built in the Pacific Ocean to mine for cobalt one-five. It was destroyed shortly after by a mysterious Yellow Sub. The incident was investigated by WSP Captain Shore, who subsequent pursuit and ramming of the enemy craft with his own led to his paralysis.
Five years later, the platform was reconstructed in the same spot and was reopened. As before, the rig was destroyed by a mysterious yellow submarine. However, Stingray was in the area in case a similar incident occurred, and pursued the enemy.