Cracks found on Modec FPSO off Brazil

Cracks have been found on the hull of Modec’s troubled FPSO Cidade Do Rio Janeiro off Brazil. All crew have been evacuated from the vessel, out of use for the last year.

The FPSO, on charter to Petrobras, was due to be moved from the Campos Basin soon. Overhead flights have identified a spill of around a ton of oil residues.

On January 2 this year another small oil spill was reported from the same FPSO.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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