Songa semi-submersible hit by leakage

Norway’s Songa Offshore said that crew observed water ingress into a pumproom onboard the semi-submersible drilling rig Songa Encourage yesterday afternoon.

The rig is located in the Heidrun-field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf working for Statoil. The rig was not in operation at the time of the leakage due to the weather conditions.

Songa Offshore said the water leakage has stopped and the rig is now stable. There were no injuries reported, with 79 crew onboard the rig.

The company has initiated investigations into the cause of the incident.

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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