PSA INVESTIGATES FATAL ACCIDENT ON MAERSK INTERCEPTOR

December 09, 2017

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has initiated an investigation of an incident where one person died and another suffered serious injuries on Maersk Interceptor on the Tambar field on 7 December 2017.
This mobile unit is currently engaged in well work on the North Sea field, where Aker BP serves as operator.
The aims of the PSA’s investigation include clarifying the course of events and identifying the direct and indirect causes of the incident in order to contribute to learning and experience transfer.
Norwegian rescue officials reported that one Norwegian worker that had accidentally fallen into the sea, was picked up and flown by helicopter to land. Another worker was hit by an object.
Maersk Interceptor is one of the largest jackups in the world. The Gusto MSC CJ70-X150MD, built at Keppel FELS shipyard in 2014 is capable to drill in harsh environments in water depths up to 492 ft.
(Source: PSA – Image: Maersk Interceptor / Erik Helland)