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    Engine blackout on PSV leads to collision with semi-submersible

    News // January 19, 2010

    Far Grimshader experienced an engine blackout.

    Farstad in Norway has confirmed that the PSV Far Grimshader (1983, UT 706L) experiened an engine blackout last on the evening of 18 January during operations in support of the semi Songa Dee.

    "It is confirmed that the vessel has been in contact with the rig," said Farstad.
    Farstad said there were no injuries to personel. The vessel incurred damage to its hull, however no leakages are discovered.

    "At the moment the vessel is held in position clear of the rig by another supply vessel. We have no indication of any damages to the rig," said Farstad .
    The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Stavanger (Hovedredningssentralen) was informed about the accident at 21.48 on 18 Janaury.

    Far Grimshader was working for Marathon Petrroleum Norge AS with a crew of 14, partly British and partly Portuguese. 

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