February, 2016

This is a repeating event

201611FebAll DayKwame Nkrumah Damage 2016Kwame Nkrumah Jubilee Field (GH)Industry:OffshoreCountry:GhanaLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: Marsh Incident:COLLAPSEHazards:FlammableImpact:COST (On Site)Effects:FinancialMaterial:Crude Oil


The main turret bearing on a FPSO vessel seized and subsequently failed, resulting in the vessel being unable to weathervane. Production was resumed with a revised operating regime employing tugs to maintain a constant heading. Subsequently, the vessel was converted to employ a permanent spread moored configuration, fixing the heading of the vessel and installing an associated deepwater offloading buoy.

[ Property Damage $450 Million. Estimated Current Value $466 Million ]

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