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    PSV collides with Canadian platform

    News // November 28, 2011

    Husky Energy has confirmed that a PSV struck a rig off the coast of Newfoundland last week, putting a 4-5m hole in one of the rig's eight columns.

    A spokeswoman for Husky Energy, which operates the drilling field, said the damaged column has been sealed.

    "That length of a hole makes up about 20 per cent of the column," Husky's Colleen McConnell told CBC. "However, it is in a water-tight compartment that has now been sealed off from the rest of the rig and the rig remains stable."

    Husky said there were 15 people on the ship and 90 on the rig. There was no need to move anyone off the rig or supply ship, Maersk Detector. However, work on the well was suspended and the rig will reportedly be going into port for repairs.

    The incident occurred on the White Rose oil field, about 350km off the coast of Newfoundland. The rig is owned and operated by Transocean.


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