Alerts iconDP incident

Following a recent DP incident, which occurred when alongside a fixed installation, a contractor has issued the following safety notice. There was no damage or injury to either personnel or assets. DP Operators must be aware of the blind areas which other ships or structures can present when operating on DGPS reference systems, particularly when … Continue reading “DP incident”

Alerts iconUse of a diffuser

A diver has been found to be suffering from tinnitus and ear pain. It is thought that this has been caused by using the bell emergency blow down with no diffuser in place. The contractor has issued the following instruction to its personnel: A diffuser should be installed on all pressurisation lines regardless of whether … Continue reading “Use of a diffuser”

Alerts iconCrane wire failure

A member has alerted IMCA of a failure of a crane wire during the recovery of an ROV. As the ROV was being swung inboard by the ROV system, the crane wire snapped just as the ROV was above the platform rail causing the ROV to hit the rail and fall inboard on its side. … Continue reading “Crane wire failure”

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”