According to the latest reports, one of the plane’s largest crane ships has partially sunk near Norway, causing severe damage. The Saipem 7000 was left turned on its side after the accident on Thursday morning, 14th April 2022, opposite the southwestern port of Stavanger. After the event, police commissioner Brit Randulff told AFP that a steel cable had broken during the loading procedure. There was no trace of an explosion, although witnesses reported hearing a loud sound.” To understand more about this accident, keep reading.
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With around 275 people on board, the Saipem 7000, a massive semi-submersible crane vessel, has been titled in a Norwegian fjord. According to eyewitness evidence cited by Norwegian news agency VG, “loud explosions” were heard before the vessel began to tilt in Amoyfjorden outside Stavanger. The mishap happened early in the morning on the lift.
There were 275 people on board, according to VG, but everyone was safe. According to local authorities, no one was hurt or missing in the incident, and an inquiry is underway to determine whether the accident caused any contamination in the sea. The crew of the Saipem 7000 crane vessel informed Owe Froland that some of the crane ship’s lifting equipment had failed, leading them to be towed, according to Owe Froland, the Director of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre for Southern Norway.
This could signal that the fjord has been ravaged by some form of disaster. Barges near crane vessels have received considerable damage and have capsized, according to the Southern Norway Rescue Center. They also spotted a significant number of public saviors on standby. Bystanders also alerted VG to the fact that the Saipem 7000 appeared to be sinking, with various components approaching the water’s edge. The Saipem 7000 was christened only a day after leaving the Seagreen offshore wind farm.
The ship was being used to deliver and construct jacket foundations at the 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland, which is owned by SSE Renewables and Total Energies. The ship departed the offshore wind farm site on Wednesday for routine maintenance and will return later this month. The Saipem 700 semi-submersible crane vessel is capable of handling a wide range of offshore construction tasks, including pipelaying in depths of more than 6,500 feet and heavy lift operations weighing up to 14,000 tonnes.
Saipem 7000 Accident videos circulating on social media
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VIDEO of Saipem 7000 crane incident during tests.
On the morning of April 14, off the coast of Amoyfjorden (Norway), an incident occurred on the vessel Saipem 7000. After having completed DP trials as per DNV testing program, pic.twitter.com/jfjxMbRcMv