Equinor Canada Ltd. reported Wednesday a fire had occurred earlier that morning on the fast-rescue craft onboard the vessel Siem Diamond, which was on standby at the time to the Transocean Barents in Newfoundland’s offshore.
The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) stated in a news release that all personnel safely mustered and there were no injuries, and all personnel were accounted for. The fire team quickly extinguished the fire, but the fast-rescue craft received extensive damage.
There were no reports of other damage or impairments to the vessel.
As the fast-rescue craft on the standby vessel Siem Diamond was unavailable for use, all planned helicopter flights and other non-critical operations on board the Transocean Barents were temporarily suspended. A replacement standby vessel was deployed to the rig location and has assumed standby duties.
The Transocean Barents has resumed operations.
The CNLOPB is monitoring Equinor’s investigation of the incident.