FPSO Taking On Water In Nigeria
FPSO SEA EAGLE reported water ingress on Jul 24, she’s positioned in EA field southwest of Warri, Nigeria. As of morning Jul 29, there weren’t yet detailed and timely updates, to figure out what happened, what’s going on and what are ship’s status and condition. AIS seems to be working, latest position received at around 2300 UTC Jul 28. The leak didn’t affect oil storage area, said FPSO operator SHELL.
Sea Eagle FPSO is situated in the EA Field, offshore Nigeria, some 8nm SW of the Dodo River. General overview: The FPSO is permanently moored in a water depth of 26.5m. Crude oil is transferred by floating hose while export tanker is moored in tandem to the FPSO, a Safety Exclusion Zone of 5km is in force.
Speaking, spokesperson for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Michael Adande, said the incident did not affect the area where crude oil is stored on the FPSO.
Adande explained that the relevant authorities have been notified, adding that measures to contain the water inflows as well as repairs were ongoing.
“On Sunday, 24 July 2022, our Offshore Installation Manager on board of the Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel, Sea Eagle, reported a leak in the hull of the vessel.
“The FPSO is anchored in the shallow waters. Relevant authorities were notified.
“The leak did not affect the section of the FPSO where any crude is stored. Measures to contain the water inflow have been adopted successfully. The repair works are ongoing.
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