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Noble Corp jackup damaged in accident at Sembcorp’s Jurong Shipyard

Noble Corporation has announced that newbuild jackup rig, Noble Lloyd Noble, was damaged in an accident at Sembcrop Marine’s Jurong Shipyard in Singapore on Sunday.

A shipyard crane boom operating near the rig collapsed, causing damage to one area of the rig, including one its cranes.

Several shipyard workers were also injured in the accident, and Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower is investigating the cause of the incident. While the investigation is being conducted, access to the rig is limited and will lead to a delay in delivery.

The rig is due for completion during the second quarter of 2016, however the rig will need to undergo assessment before a new delivery date can be determined. The jackup is contracted to Statoil on a four-year contract to commence in the third quarter of 2016, with the contract stipulating a commencement date of no later than March 1, 2017.

In December 2012, 89 workers from Jurong Shipyard were sent to hospital when one of the legs of a jackup rig failed causing the rig to tilt to one side.

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Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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