C-NLOPB reports fire aboard lifeboat

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There were no injuries after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning on a fast rescue boat aboard the Siem Diamond – a vessel waiting for Equinor’s drilling platform, the Transocean Barents.C-NLOPB said the fire crew was able to extinguish the fire quickly. However, the fast rescue craft suffered significant damage and is now considered unavailable.

There were no further reports of damage to the main vessel.

All scheduled helicopter flights and non-critical operations aboard the Transocean Barents have been temporarily suspended. A replacement vessel has been deployed to the platform for standby duties.

The Transocean Barents has resumed operations and the regulator is monitoring Equinor’s investigation into the incident.

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