January, 2009

This is a repeating event

200926JanAll DayAnchor-Handling Tug Damage 2009Offshore Angola (AO)Industry:OffshoreCountry:AngolaLanguage:ENLoC:Impact Origin: Marsh Incident:COLLISIONHazards:Mechanical/Kinetic/PotentialImpact:COST (On Site)Effects:Financial


An anchor-handling tug operating around an offshore field lost control and drifted over a subsea center. The anchor wires snagged the subsea equipment, causing damage to a Christmas tree, well conductor, and subsea control module. The remedial actions required included the plugging and abandonment of one well and the drilling of a replacement well.

[ Property Damage $120 Million. Estimated Current Value $145 Million ]

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