Hose damage delays Al Shaheen FSO

Delivery of the floating storage and offloading vessel FSO Asia to Maersk Oil Qatar has been further delayed.

Offshore staff

ANTWERP-- Delivery of the floating storage and offloading vessel FSO Asia to Maersk Oil Qatar has been further delayed.

Following an extensive program of commissioning, the vessel arrived at the Al Shaheen oilfield offshore Qatar in mid-November, according to the vessel’s co-owner Euronav.

With bad weather then delaying hook-up of the vessel, the owners decided to perform further commissioning tests on board. Unfortunately, an oil-offloading hose reel was damaged during this program.

Maersk, and the Euronav/OSG joint venture, agreed to return the vessel to the conversion yard in Dubai to undertake repairs, which are expected to take 10 days to complete. Maersk has since extended the provisional delivery date until Dec. 15.

12/03/2009

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