Incident Disclosure 2020

Fire on fast rescue craft onboard the M/V Siem Diamond

September 17, 2020

On September 16, 2020, Equinor Canada Ltd. reported that a fire had occurred earlier that morning on the fast rescue craft (FRC) onboard the M/V Siem Diamond vessel, which was on stand-by at the time to the Transocean Barents.

All personnel safely mustered, there were no injuries and all personnel were accounted for. The fire team was able to quickly extinguish the fire, however the FRC received extensive damage and was deemed unavailable. There were no reports of other damage or impairments to the vessel.

As the FRC on the stand-by vessel M/V Siem Diamond was unavailable for use, all planned helicopter flights and other non-critical operations on board the Transocean Barents were temporarily suspended. A replacement stand-by vessel was deployed to the rig location and has assumed stand-by duties. The Transocean Barents has resumed operations.

The C-NLOPB is monitoring Equinor’s investigation of the incident.

Media Contacts

Equinor Canada
Alex Collins
(709) 769-8967

Lesley Rideout
Communications Lead
(709) 725-2900

Incident Disclosures 2020

Sep 17, 2020Fire on fast rescue craft onboard the M/V Siem Diamond
Aug 31, 2020Near Miss on the SeaRose FPSO
Jul 21, 2020Unauthorized Discharge from the Hibernia Platform
Jun 26, 2020Near Miss on the Hebron Platform
Jun 19, 2020Unauthorized Discharge from the SeaRose FPSO
Jun 1, 2020Fire on Terra Nova FPSO
Apr 9, 2020C-NLOPB Response to COVID-19 – April 9 Update
Apr 9, 2020C-NLOPB Response to COVID-19 – March 24 Update
Mar 20, 2020March 17, 2020 Update: Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board Response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)