Alerts iconVessel collision with wind turbine – MSF safety alert 20-01

What happened? After a transfer of 4 technicians to a wind turbine, the vessel was positioned just outside the 200-meter exclusion zone for standby.  The next task was to pick up the same technicians when they had completed the work they had planned.  The OOW moved the vessel from the turbine to outside exclusion zone … Continue reading “Vessel collision with wind turbine – MSF safety alert 20-01”

Alerts iconSteering motor failure leads to loss of both aft thrusters – DP incident

Case narrative A DP2 cargo vessel was working close to a pipelaying vessel conducting cargo operations in a drift off position.  The current at the time of the event was 2.5 knots which, in conjunction with 10 knots of wind, resulted in an external force of 30 tons acting on the port quarter. The port … Continue reading “Steering motor failure leads to loss of both aft thrusters – DP incident”