The company that operates a huge semisubmersible accommodation vessel that has been adrift in the North Sea after breaking tow on Sunday has issued an update.
Oil and Gas People broke the news yesterday that the Safe Bristolia had broken free in strong winds while being towed from the UK to a shipyard in Gdansk Poland.
33 personal are still reported to be on board.
A Spokeswoman for Prosafe this morning issued this statement:
“Yesterday, 4th January at 20:00 hours (UK time) the captain of the Safe Bristolia reported that they had deployed one of the Safe Bristolia’s two emergency anchors in order to stop the vessel’s drift until the sea-state comes down, which will allow to recover the anchor to deck.
“Since yesterday evening, the vessel has kept its position, and the crew will attempt to reinstate the tow later today.
“Prosafe are continuing to monitor the situation, working in close cooperation with the coastguard.”
Safe Bristolia was built in 1983 to a Sedco 602 design and converted to an accommodation vessel in 2006, further refit and modification works were completed in 2008 to meet UKCS regulations for operations in the UK North Sea.
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