Fire on “Scarabeo 5”

November 22, 2016 | Last modified November 24, 2016 07:46 CET

On Tuesday 22 November at 1730 the drilling rig Scarabeo 5 reported a fire in an engine room. There are 106 personnel on board, all have been accounted for and no-one has been reported missing.

Fire extinguishing is being carried out on the rig, which is located at the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea.

The public rescue services and the authorities have been notified of the situation.

Statoil’s emergency preparedness organisation has been mobilised and resources are being assembled to handle the incident.

Personnel without emergency duties have been mustered to the lifeboat stations and preparations are being made to evacuate them by helicopter.

The Scarabeo 5 drilling rig
The Scarabeo 5 drilling rig.
(Photo: Saipem)

No drilling operations were underway at the time of the incident. There are no other installations on the Njord field at the present time. A supply vessel is at the field and several more are underway.

“Scarabeo 5” is a drilling rig operated by Saipem Norwegian Branch.

Updates will be published on our website and via our news service.

Next of kin may call +47 800 500 20 for more information. 

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