• Published: 1 Mar 2012
  • Incident ID: 3415

Supply Boat Pulls Platform Crane Overboard

Cause & Consequence

  • Collapse, overturn or failure of lifting equipment
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Support vessel eg Supply, Standby

Incident Activity

Lifting, crane, rigging, deck operations

Specific Incident Equipment

Crane: Sanders, L10-AR

Lessons Identified

Ensure safety of the platform, vessel and crew

 (Onshore) Emergency response team mobilized

 Relevant authorities informed

 First investigation on board by HMI and platform crew

 Start-up Tripod B investigation, focus on ship/bridge activities, platform activities and crane maintenance.

 A similar type of crane (make: Sanders, L10-AR) is put out of operation for boat handling until relevant investigation results are known

 Instructed to place transport baskets (low containers) off the side of the ship, in order to reduce the possibility of hooking in containers

 The crane will be retrieved from the seabed as soon as weather conditions allow this.

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