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Wind turbine installation vessel capsizes in Southern China

A wind turbine installation vessel capsized off the coast of South China’s Guangdong on Sunday morning local time, causing close to 70 people to fall into the sea.

The accident took place at around 11,00 hrs local time, near the Honghaiwan wind measurement tower in the Red Bay area of ​​Huizhou.

The video (see below) shows the vessel, identified as Sheng Ping 001, formerly Teras Fortress 2, partially sunk next to the wind turbine transition piece.

Rescue operations are underway and the number of casualties, as well as the cause of the accident, have not yet been reported.

Chinese local media said that there were 67 people onboard. According to reports, 63 people have been safely transferred, and four people are still missing. The 2015-built vessel tilted and started flooding while working on the CGN New Energy offshore wind construction project.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a backgroud in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.

Comments

  1. Hopefully all are safe. Courses will be more professional, Rates will come up for techs.

  2. They are so proud that don’t hire expats. However last time they asked step by step manual for jacking operations for one of Jack up vessel…

    1. That’s true. Chinese are so greedy and clueless in this business, that story of TF2 is just one of the case on media. Chinese will do everything, to get out of expats even by sacrificing if jack up rig 🤣 Meanwhile, they are so “good” in shipbuilding, that in few month TF2 will be on same location in “newbuild” condition with 1 expirienced master/oim with knowledge on geotech, preload/predrive requirements 😉

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