Incident Disclosure 2011

Hibernia Lifeboat Impairment

August 25, 2011

Hibernia has informed the C-NLOPB that a crack has been discovered in lifeboat #3 where the interior floor connects to the seat. The extent of damage has yet to be determined. The lifeboat has been taken out of service for assessment.

Due to the reduced lifeboat capacity on the Hibernia platform, the Operator has reduced the Persons on Board (POB) from 243 to 228. Four personnel have been transferred to a stand-by vessel and will remain in the field while 11 others have been returned to shore.

All actions taken by HMDC are in accordance with their internal incident response planning, which is reviewed and approved by the C-NLOPB in advance as part of their Authorization process.

The C-NLOPB is exercising its oversight role and will require additional actions where necessary.

Media Contact:
Sean Kelly M.A., APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
(709) 778-1418
(709) 689-0713 (cell)
skelly@cnlopb.nl.ca

Hibernia Public Affairs:
Margot Bruce-O’Connell
Public Affairs
(709) 778-7222


Incident Disclosures 2011

DateUpdate
December 16, 2011Contact Between the Maersk Detector and GSF Grand Banks
November 25, 2011Contact Between the Maersk Detector and GSF Grand Banks
November 22, 2011Hydraulic leak identified on Cougar helicopter – Update
November 21, 2011Hydraulic leak identified on Cougar helicopter
November 21, 2011Choke and Kill Lines Impairment – GSF Grand Banks
October 13, 2011C-NLOPB Responding to SBM Spill from GSF Grand Banks
October 6, 2011Grand Banks Operators Managing Satellite Communications Problem
September 20, 2011C-NLOPB Responding to SBM Spill by Husky Energy
August 30, 2011Scheduled Flight Turnaround
August 26, 2011SeaRose Power Outage
August 26, 2011Hibernia Lifeboat Impairment (Update)
August 25, 2011Hibernia Lifeboat Impairment
August 11, 2011Cougar Flight 851 Departure from Normal Flight Regime (Update)
July 23, 2011Cougar Flight 851 Departure from Normal Flight Regime
July 17, 2011Scheduled Flight Turnaround Incident
June 6, 2011Lifting system failure on GSF Grand Banks
April 27, 2011Small Fire in the Electrical Switch Room on the Henry Goodrich
April 14, 2011Scheduled Flight Turnaround Incident April 14, 2011
April 11, 2011Loss of Containment on the GSF Grand Banks
April 1, 2011Minor Incident with Flight 521 April 1, 2011
March 28, 2011C-NLOPB responding to SBM Spill from the Henry Goodrich