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Six Rescued, Dozen Missing After Lift Boat Capsizes in Gulf of Mexico

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Six people were rescued near the coast of Louisiana after a commercial [lift boat] capsized about eight miles off Port Fourchon on the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said late Tuesday.About a dozen people are still missing after the 129…

Gas Leak Prompts Shutdown of Two Alaska Platforms

Apr 06, 2021

Hilcorp Energy Co. has shut down two oil platforms in Alaska’s Cook Inlet in response to a natural gas leak discovered last week.The affected platforms account for roughly an eighth of the total Cook Inlet basin oil production of a little more than 11…

Mozambique: Ferry Carrying Survivors from Deadly Militant Attack on Gas Town Arrives in Pemba

Apr 01, 2021

A boat carrying more than 1,000 survivors of a highly organized, deadly attack by Islamic State-linked insurgents in northern Mozambique arrived in the port of Pemba on Thursday, a Reuters reporter and a diplomatic source said.Aid workers were…

West Mira Offshore Rig to Resume Drilling by Mid-April after Dropped X-mas Tree Incident

Mar 26, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Northern Ocean expects its West Mira drilling rig to return to work by mid-April after it last week experienced an incident in which some production equipment was dropped to the seabed, off Norway.'During the…

Offshore Emergencies: Every Minute Counts

Mar 25, 2021

When an offshore wind farm or remote marine operation has an emergency medical situation that requires the extraction of an injured employee, every minute counts. Getting the injured employee from the point of injury to a hospital requires quick action…

Survitec to Acquire Hansen Protection

Mar 17, 2021

U.K.-based safety and survival solutions provider Survitec on Wednesday said it has signed an intent to purchase Hansen Protection, a Norwegian provider of specialist survival suits and protective equipment.Ron Krisanda, Survitec's executive chairman…

Five Golden Rules for Virus Protection Offshore

Mar 15, 2021

In the last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the risks of working in what was already one of the most hostile environments on Earth. But, with the first anniversary of the outbreak not long in our collective rear-view mirrors, offshore…

Two Die, Ten Rescued as Russian Cargo Ship Sinks in Black Sea, Off Romania

Mar 11, 2021

Two people died and ten were rescued after the Russian cargo ship Volgo Balt 179 sank in the Black Sea off Romania early morning on Thursday, according to reports from Romania.Romanian offshore services company GSP Offshore said that its GSP…

Maersk Training Launches Refurbished Safety and Survival Center in UK

Mar 09, 2021

Maersk Training UK has launched the first half of its refurbished Aberdeen safety and survival center which has undergone a £720,000 (~1 million) refurbishment 'to ensure it meets the needs of the industry as it looks to the future and the energy transition…

Norwegian Offshore Safety Body Taps Vysus for Risk Consulting Services

Feb 15, 2021

Engineering and technology consultancy Vysus Group - formerly LR Energy - has signed a framework agreement with the Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety body Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA)The agreement will see Vysus Group support…

Petronas Assisting Workers Stranded on Offshore Rig in Myanmar after Coup

Feb 08, 2021

Following reports that workers aboard Petronas' Yetagun oil platform off Myanmar were stranded due to a military coup in the country, the Malaysian oil firm said it was working to ensure the safety of those aboard.'Petronas is extending the…

Ithaca Energy Resumes Output from North Sea Platform after Covid-related Halt

Feb 05, 2021

UK-focused oil firm Ithaca Energy has restarted production from its FPF-1 offshore platform in the North Sea, some two weeks after a Covid-related shutdown.To remind, Ithaca had shut down production after four four crew members from the offshore…

Valaris Drillship Goes Adrift off Scotland

Feb 03, 2021

A Valaris drillship went adrift on Tuesday evening, breaking free from moorings near the port at Hunterston, North Ayrshire, Scotland.According to BBC, which was the first to report on the incident on Wednesday, 'a major rescue operation has been ongoing overnight…

Offshore Worker Dies in Drillship Incident in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Jan 26, 2021

An offshore worker died last weekend in an incident aboard a Seadrill drillship deployed on a Kosmos Energy project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.'At approximately 1:45 pm Central Time on January 24, 2021, Kosmos Energy learned about the fatality…

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