MCA Eyes Storm-Hit Gryphon

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Feb 062011

Aberdeen Coastguard is monitoring developments on the Gryphon A, operated by Maersk, a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) which is being buffeted by very heavy weather in the North Sea.

The platform is based 175 miles north east of Aberdeen.

Winds are currently 53 knots from the north west and the platform was recording a 12 degree roll earlier this morning. Nine metre seas are also being recorded. Continue reading »

Poor Safety Culture Fired Up FPSO – ““Maersk has failed to meet their duty of care” – Maersk Ngujima-Yin Fire

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Nov 282009

imageDenmark’s Division for Investigation of Maritime Accidents says that the crew of the Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel, FPSO,  Maersk Ngujima-Yin handled  emergency response and fire fighting effectively and competently with what they had during a fire onboard but identified a lack of safety culture and criticised management for not providing the means necessary to accommodate and coordinate the interests of the project team and the operations team, acted inadequately on the feedback from the FPSO crew during the project and has not been able to re-establish a healthy safety climate on board and says that the support for maintenance on board provided by management has been inadequate.

Of particular note in this report is that the onboard crew took ownership of safety but lost confidence in onshore managers with regard to safety and maintenance.

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Who Moved My FPSO?

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Oct 182009

imageIt can be hard enough to find a stonking great port anchored to the ground so when it comes to finding a floating production storage and offloading vessel,FPSO, it’s a good idea to find out where it is before you set off. “The usual place?” doesn’t hack it, as a recent safety alert from the Marine Safety Forum emphasises.

Explains MSF “A recent incident occurred where one of our PSVs, following departure from Aberdeen, arrived at the wrong offshore location.”

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