Supply vessel collides with Norwegian rig

Statfjord A
Statfjord A

A supply vessel crashed into the Statfjord A platform off Norway while carrying out loading operations this morning.

Operator Equinor said the platform was not producing at the time of the collision with the PSV Sjøborg vessel and that none of the 276 people on the platform were injured.

The company said: “The total extent of damage on the platform is now being investigated. PSV Sjøborg is on its way to land on its own power. There are 12 people on board the vessel.

“Damage to the lifeboat station and the need to clarify the extent of the collision mean that personnel have been moved from Statfjord A to nearby installations.

“Two searches and rescue helicopters (SAR) and a helicopter from the rescue coordination centre have flown personnel from Statfjord A to Statfjord B and C, and Gullfaks A.

“The area standby vessel Stril Herkules is at the field and is assisting in the work to clarify the extent of the damage.”