Danish Investigators “Incompetent, Unprofessional” Says Maersk FPSOs

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Apr 102010
 

imageMaersk FPSOs has criticised the Danish Maritime Authority report into the explosion and fire which occurred on board the FPSO Maersk Ngujima-Yin off the Northwest coast of Australia in April 2009. In comments included in a DMA supplement to its original investigation report issued in November 2009, Maersk questions DMA’s methodology, competence and professionalism.

While objections to casualty investigation reports are not uncommon they rarely go as far, or are as detailed, as the Maersk FPSO comments.

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

 Accident, Accident report, fire, offshore  Comments Off on Poor Safety Culture Fired Up FPSO – ““Maersk has failed to meet their duty of care” – Maersk Ngujima-Yin Fire
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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