• Published: 3 Jun 2024

Vessel collided with platform

Vessel collided with platform
Vessel collided with platform

Description of Incident

A vessel was waiting on weather when it collided with an unmanned and unlit platform. The vessel had been holding on DP at a fairly constant distance from the platform for about four hours from midnight, but thereafter, started to move towards the platform. The vessel was being driven using “joystick auto heading mode”. The vessel started moving forward and collided with the platform. The vessel was pulled out to a safe location and then moved out of the field and into port for investigation and assessment. Nobody was injured and the vessel only sustained minor damage to the helideck netting supports. The platform suffered no significant damage.

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