Alerts iconFPSO experienced loss of stability while discharging cargo

During a cargo transfer to a shuttle tanker, an FPSO suffered a loss of stability such that the vessel’s metacentric height was reduced well below that required by the installation’s classification society approved loading manual. This was due to excessive free surface effect. The main cause of the incident was found to have been caused … Continue reading “FPSO experienced loss of stability while discharging cargo”

Alerts iconSlewing, storage and securing of gas quads and ships

A contractor member has reported several near misses/incidents due to the positioning of quads, resulting in damage to regulator boxes and pillar valves. In order to address these incidents, the contractor has issued the following guidelines for storing quads on deck: where possible no quads are to be stored with manifolds facing areas where loads … Continue reading “Slewing, storage and securing of gas quads and ships”