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.
Sean Kelly M.A., APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
(709) 689-0713 (cell)
Hibernia Public Affairs:
|December 16, 2011||Contact Between the Maersk Detector and GSF Grand Banks|
|November 25, 2011||Contact Between the Maersk Detector and GSF Grand Banks|
|November 22, 2011||Hydraulic leak identified on Cougar helicopter – Update|
|November 21, 2011||Hydraulic leak identified on Cougar helicopter|
|November 21, 2011||Choke and Kill Lines Impairment – GSF Grand Banks|
|October 13, 2011||C-NLOPB Responding to SBM Spill from GSF Grand Banks|
|October 6, 2011||Grand Banks Operators Managing Satellite Communications Problem|
|September 20, 2011||C-NLOPB Responding to SBM Spill by Husky Energy|
|August 30, 2011||Scheduled Flight Turnaround|
|August 26, 2011||SeaRose Power Outage|
|August 26, 2011||Hibernia Lifeboat Impairment (Update)|
|August 25, 2011||Hibernia Lifeboat Impairment|
|August 11, 2011||Cougar Flight 851 Departure from Normal Flight Regime (Update)|
|July 23, 2011||Cougar Flight 851 Departure from Normal Flight Regime|
|July 17, 2011||Scheduled Flight Turnaround Incident|
|June 6, 2011||Lifting system failure on GSF Grand Banks|
|April 27, 2011||Small Fire in the Electrical Switch Room on the Henry Goodrich|
|April 14, 2011||Scheduled Flight Turnaround Incident April 14, 2011|
|April 11, 2011||Loss of Containment on the GSF Grand Banks|
|April 1, 2011||Minor Incident with Flight 521 April 1, 2011|
|March 28, 2011||C-NLOPB responding to SBM Spill from the Henry Goodrich|