Incident Disclosure 2023

Dropped Object during Lifting Operations from the Hibernia Platform

August 1, 2023

Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) has reported that on July 25, 2023, during lifting of a chemical tank from the Hibernia Platform to a support vessel by crane, a 1.8 kilogram piece of timber from the tank support frame fell 15 metres to the deck of the vessel.

There were no injuries. No personnel were inside the pre-designated lifting exclusion zones either on the Platform or the vessel, however the incident had the potential for fatality based on the Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS) calculator.

HMDC has initiated an investigation into the root cause of the incident, which the C-NLOPB is monitoring.

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Margot Bruce-O’Connell
Public and Government Affairs
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Lesley Rideout
Director, Communications and Public Engagement
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Incident Disclosures 2023

Aug 1, 2023Dropped Object during Lifting Operations from the Hibernia Platform
Jun 5, 2023Near Miss Projectile and Dropped Object on the Hebron Platform