A commercial diver has died while performing an adapter mating test on the hull of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel offshore Malaysia, according to a HSE report from national oil company Petronas.
BW Offshore’s strategy for recycling its end-of-life floating production storage and offloading (FPSOs) units has been criticised following a fatality at a ship breaking yard in India. BW is one of the largest operators of FPSOs for the oil and gas sector, but its decommissioned units are being dismantled in yards with questionable health, safety, and environmental credentials.
A worker reportedly lost his life while scrapping an FPSO unit, formerly owned by Oslo-listed BW Offshore (OL:BWO), at an Indian beaching yard on 21 April, according to a report from an NGO. However, BW Offshore denied the report, and said Wednesday that the incident “was unrelated to the ongoing recycling of former BW Offshore FPSOs at the yard.”