Platform supply vessel slams into Equinor North Sea platform

Equinor evacuated personnel on its Statfjord A platform early this morning after a platform supply vessel slammed into it.

PSV Sjøborg, owned by Skansi Offshore, collided into the platform this morning while conducting loading operations.

Located in the North Sea at the Statfjord field at the UK-Norwegian boundary, Statfjord A is currently in a scheduled production stop, and there was no production on the platform when the incident occurred.

Equinor said its emergency response organisation is assisting, and while there were 276 people onboard the platform when the incident occurred there were no injuries reported on the platform.

The PSV and its 12 crew are returning back to port, and the extent of the damage to the platform is now being investigated. Damage has been done to the lifeboat station, which along with the need to clarify the extent of the collision, means that personnel have been moved from Statfjord A to nearby installations.

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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