The accommodation rig was connected to the Martin Linge facility in the North Sea when the accident occurred. There were no personal injuries. The cause of the incident is so far unknown.

The PSA takes a serious view of what happened. An investigation team drawn from its specialist staff is now starting work.

Scrutiny will involve both the operator, Floatel International and Equinor as operator for Martin Linge.

The latter has consent to use Floatel Endurance for offshore accommodation.

In connection with its investigation, the PSA will carefully review and clarify the course of events, to clarify causes and responsibilities.

The PSA will issue a report based on the investigation’s findings.

 

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