Container lost offshore, Husky Energy investigating

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Cargo operations suspended after sea swallows metal

An empty 1.3-ton cargo container was being moved from a supply ship to the SeaRose FPSO Sunday, when it was accidentally dropped, sinking in the ocean.

The SeaRose FPSO - Submitted photo Husky Energy/Greg Locke © 2008.

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) issued a public incident bulletin this afternoon, based on information provided by operator Husky Energy, stating the lost container was being lifted from the Maersk Detector to the SeaRose when it was lost.

It became entangled with another container of the same size while in transfer, according to the bulletin, with the root cause under investigation by Husky.

“Cargo operations were immediately suspended,” it states. “A number of mitigation measures were enacted to manage potential risk to subsea infrastructure.”

Organizations: Husky Energy, Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board

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  • david
    January 20, 2016 - 10:57

    A container going FROM the supply ship TO the Sea Rose was most certainly NOT empty. They don't deliver empty containers. That is a very transparent crock of BS. But NLs concern for the environment remains perfectly intact: non-existent.

    • Wednesday Reader
      January 20, 2016 - 14:01

      That unit was a garbage skip.... that would be indeed be a empty unit... to be loaded on the FPSO to come back to St. John's... So just so you know this was indeed empty!

    • Offshore guy
      January 22, 2016 - 01:25

      I've ordered dozens of empty containers to backload equipment from offshore. Happens everyday.

  • Dood
    January 19, 2016 - 20:14

    Any stop work orders issued by the CNLOPB?