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One Dead, Two Seriously Injured After Fire Hit Pemex Oil Platform

Apr 08, 2024

At least one contractor was killed after a fire struck an offshore platform operated by Mexico's national oil company Pemex, the firm said in a statement on Sunday, adding that two others were in 'grave' condition.A total of nine workers suffered injuries in the blaze on Saturday afternoon that struck the company's Akal-B platform, located in the southern Gulf of Mexico, where most of Pemex oil output originates…

Perenco Confirms Five Dead at Platform Incident Offshore Gabon

Mar 21, 2024

UK oil and gas company Perenco has confirmed five fatalities from the fire incident on its Perenco Becuna platform offshore Gabon, with one person still missing.The incident took place on March 20, 2024 at approximately 15.25 (Gabon time). The…

Two Injured, Five Missing as Fire Breaks Out at Perenco’s Platform Offshore Gabon

Mar 21, 2024

Oil and gas company Perenco has reported an incident involving fire on its Perenco Becuna platform offshore Gabon.The incident took place on March 20, 2024 at approximately 15.25 (Gabon time).Initial reports indicate two persons have been injured and five are currently missing…

Aker BP Pauses Helicopter Traffic Offshore Norway After Crash

Feb 29, 2024

Norwegian oil group Aker BP on Thursday said it had halted all helicopter traffic offshore Norway until further notice, after a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter crashed in the ocean on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring five others.(Reuters - Reporting by Louise Breusch Rasmussen…

Gale-force Winds and High Waves Leads to Tilting of Elevated Liftboat

Jan 10, 2024

Gale-force winds and high waves from a storm led to the listing of an elevated liftboat in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Wednesday. Damage to the vessel and cargo was estimated at $6.9 million.On November 20…

Failure to Maintain Crane Barge Led to $6 Million Loss

Sep 08, 2023

A barge owner’s lack of inspection and maintenance led to the capsizing and sinking of a crane barge last year in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.The crane barge Ambition was being towed when it capsized and sank on June 15…

Multiple Failures Led to Pacific Khamsin Drillship Fatality

Mar 16, 2023

Multiple training and personnel safety failures led to a 2020 worker casualty on board the Pacific Khamsin drillship in the Gulf of Mexico, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said in a recent report..A rig crewmember was killed on August 23…

Deteriorated Bollard Caused Drillship Breakaway and Collision

Mar 16, 2023

A deteriorated bollard led to a Valaris drillship breaking away and colliding with a bulk carrier in Pascagoula, Miss. last year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday.On March 12, 2022, the mobile offshore drilling unit…

Fatigue Led to OSV Striking GoM Production Platform -NTSB

Jan 27, 2023

Crew fatigue led to an offshore supply vessel striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2021, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday.The offshore supply vessel (OSV) Elliot Cheramie was on its normal route between Port Fourchon…

OSV Captain's Blunders Led to Collision with US Coast Guard Cutter

Mar 04, 2022

An offshore supply vessel captain’s assumption and poor communication led to a collision with a U.S. Coast Guard cutter in Sabine Pass, a waterway between Texas and Louisiana, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found.The NTSB on…

At Least Three Dead After Trinity Spirit FPSO Blast in Nigeria

Feb 07, 2022

At least three people died in Nigeria when the oil storage and production vessel, FPSO Trinity Spirit, exploded last week and four crew are still missing, the operating company said on Monday.The vessel had 10 crew on board when it exploded on Wednesday…

USCG Concludes Investigation into Auger Lifeboat Accident

Dec 23, 2021

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation into a fatal lifeboat drill accident has resulted in 10 safety and eight administrative recommendations, the agency announced.In July 2019, two people were killed and another was injured while testing lifeboats…

Catastrophic Engine Damage Led to OSV Fire -NTSB

Dec 15, 2021

Catastrophic engine damage led to the fire aboard the U.S. -flagged offshore supply vessel Ocean Intervention near Honolulu, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.No pollution or injuries to the 16 crewmembers were reported in connection with the mechanical failure…

Why Is It So Hard to Clean Up An Offshore Oil Spill?

Oct 05, 2021

Oil spills into ocean waters, subject to winds and tides and spreading swiftly over wide areas, are difficult to clean up.The 3,000-barrel weekend spill off the coast of southern California is nowhere near as disastrous as mega-spills like the…

Seacor Power Public Hearing Concludes

Aug 13, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board on Friday wrapped up the formal public hearing proceedings into the sinking of the liftboat Seacor Power and the death of 13 of its 19 crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico.The Seacor Power capsized in heavy winds and seas on April 13…

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