Offshore Well Blowout – Investigation Report

A blowout occurred on a Well during the period from May 9 to May 18, 2001, after the 13⅜–inch surface casing was cemented. The mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) was cantilevered over “Platform A.” The plan called for the well to be directionally drilled with a drift angle of approximately 55 degrees. On May 8, 2001, after the 13⅜-inch surface casing was cemented, a slight flow was noted coming from the annulus between the surface casing and the 18⅝-inch conductor casing. The diverter was closed and pressure started increasing on the annulus. Valves and piping were rigged up to the 18⅝-inch A section to permit monitoring of pressure and transport of fluids to and from the annulus. Throughout the night of May 8 and through 0730 hrs on May 10, unsuccessful attempts were made to bleed off the annular pressure.

2013.04.15 - Offshore Well Blowout Figure 1

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Fatal Bulk Carrier and Cargo Ship Collision – Investigation Report

At about 2251 local time on 17 March 2007, a Hong Kong general cargo ship collided with a Chinese registered bulk carrier. At the time of the accident, the weather conditions were fine with northerly wind at force 4. The sea was moderate and the visibility was about 7 nautical miles (n.m.). The Bulk Carrier sustained damages to the bow and the Cargo Ship sank shortly after the collision. Twelve crew members of the Cargo Ship were rescued. Eight crew members were found missing and nine crew members were drowned.

2013.04.08 - Fatal Bulk Carrier and Cargo Ship Collision Figure 1

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Fatal Fall from Offshore Platform – Investigation Report

On the morning of May 19, 2000, a contract employee was using a portable of Accident winch (come-along) to remove a section of removable guardrail for the purpose of accommodating the installation of the mounting beams of a temporary crane. One end of the come-along was attached to the section of guardrail to be removed, while the other end was attached to a section of fixed guardrail located approximately 5 feet above the guardrail to be removed. As tension was applied to the come-along, the upper guardrail failed at its base welds and detached from the deck. As a result of the detachment, the employee fell approximately 60 feet to the Plus 10 deck and sustained fatal injuries.

2013.04.01 - Fatal Fall from Offshore Platform Figure 1

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Monthly Piracy Report March 2013

All information presented below are retrieved from ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) and IMO Global Integrated Shipping Information System. Information are being updated on a monthly basis.

  • Total Attacks Worldwide: 47
  • Total Hijackings Worldwide: 3
  • Vessels held by Somali Pirates: 5
  • Hostages held by Somali Pirates: 65

2013.03.28 - Monthly Piracy Report March 2013

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Monthly PSC Report For February 2013

The following tables summarize some findings from the PSC inspections conducted in the main PSC MoU areas (Black Sea MoU, Mediterranean MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU) during last month. Data have been also gathered from various Coast Guard agencies and are presented in each month’s report. Data from other PSC MoUs (Vina del Mar, Abuja MoU, Riyadh MoU) could not be extracted at the time this report has been issued and therefore were not included.

 PSC MoUs   Black Sea Mediterranean  Indian  Paris  Tokyo
Total Inspections  488 393 485 1421 2591
With Deficiencies  377 204 299 1064 1725
Without Deficiencies  111 189 186 357 866
Detentions  14 31 24 65 117

2013.03.28 - Monthly PSC Report For February 2013

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Loss of Well Control Due to Leak from Seal Ring – Investigation Report

At approximately 1740 hours on February 14, 2008, a seal ring on the bottom flange below the master valve began to leak and dry gas was released into the atmosphere. Since the SCSSV was not operable and the leak was below the master valve,  it was not possible to prevent the escape of natural gas. The South Pelto No. 10 platform was evacuated shortly after the loss of well control without injury. The Well was secured on February 17, 2008.

2013.03.25 - Loss of Well Control Due to Leak from Seal Ring Figure 1

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Monthly PSC Report For January 2013

The following tables summarize some findings from the PSC inspections conducted in the main PSC MoU areas (Black Sea MoU, Mediterranean MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU) during last month. Data have been also gathered from various Coast Guard agencies and are presented in each month’s report. Data from other PSC MoUs (Vina del Mar, Abuja MoU, Riyadh MoU) could not be extracted at the time this report has been issued and therefore were not included.

 PSC MoUs   Black Sea Mediterranean  Indian  Paris  Tokyo
Total Inspections  520 387 594 1554 3137
With Deficiencies  399 218 364 1140 2133
Without Deficiencies  121 169 230 414 1004
Detentions  18 27 29 68 152

2013.03.20 - Monthly PSC Report For January 2013

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Bulk Carrier Runs Aground and Breaks in Half – Investigation Report

At about 0510 (UTC) on 16 March 2011, Oliva, a Maltese registered bulk carrier ran aground on the north-west coast of Nightingale Island in the Tristan Da Cunha Group. Oliva was on a loaded passage from Santos, Brazil to China. The vessel sustained severe bottom damage to almost all of her water ballast tanks that resulted in the vessel developing a 12º list to port.

2013.03.18 -Bulk Carrier Runs Aground and Breaks in Half Figure 1

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Bulk Carrier and Tanker Fatal Collision – Investigation Report

On the 18th August 2009 at 20:52LMT the Isle of Man registered bulk carrier “Ostende Max” and the Liberian registered oil tanker “Formosaproduct Brick” collided. The collision occurred in the Precautionary Area adjoining the Traffic Separation Schemes in the Malacca Straits to the south west of Port Dickson, Malaysia within Malaysian territorial waters. This case was extremely unfortunate involving a tragic loss of life. Nine crew members were killed with other crew members injured on the Formosaproduct Brick. Three crew members were injured on board the Ostende Max. Both vessels incurred significant fire and structural damage as a result of the collision.

2013.03.11 - Bulk Carrier and Tanker Fatal Collision  Figure 1

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Tanker Grounding due to Uncharted Shoal – Investigation Report

On 11 December 2004, at about 1405, the UK registered tanker British Enterprise grounded in the Port of Istanbul, Ahirkapi Anchorage Area. The vessel was aground for 5 days before she was floated off following a lightening operation. There was no damage to the vessel and no pollution.

2013.03.04 - Tanker Grounding due to Uncharted Shoal Figure 1

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