Statfjord personnel evacuated following vessel collision in the North Sea

June 7, 2019

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – A platform supply vessel collided with the Statfjord A platform in the North Sea early this morning.

According to field operator Equinor, the incident, involving the PSV Sjøborg, was in connection with loading operations.

Statfjord A has been undergoing a scheduled halt to production, so no hydrocarbons were produced on the platform when the collision occurred, with 276 personnel onboard.

Equinor quickly mobilized its emergency response organization. Due to damage to the lifeboat station and the need to clarify the extent of the collision, the company is transferring Statfjord A personnel via helicopter to Statfjord B and C, and Gullfaks A.

The area standby vessel Stril Herkules is at the field and assisting in work to assess the damage.

The PSV Sjøborg, with a crew of 12, has sailed to shore on its own power.