PSA Gets Stroppy On Statoil’s Heavy Drop

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Apr 162011
 

Statoil's Njord A Photo: Øyvind Nesvåg / Statoil

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority, PSA, is hauling Statoil over the coals regarding the safety of lifting operations following investigation of a potenially lethal incident involving a ‘dropped object’ weighing 23 tonnes.

The lifting incident on Njord A on 18 December 2010 could,  says the PSA, “under insignificantly altered circumstances, have resulted in loss of life and significant material damage.”

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