Noble evacuates jackup crew after incident offshore Trinidad

Texas-based offshore driller Noble Corp evacuated workers from its jackup Noble Regina Allen (IMO 8771227) offshore Trinidad late last week because of a mechanical issue on one of the rig’s legs. Noble said that the rig experienced a technical failure in the jacking gear that caused damage to the bow leg braces and joints, which prevented it from retracting its leg fully.

The incident took place last on December 15th 26 miles off the coast of Trinidad while the Liberian-flagged rig was preparing to move from its location.

Noble said that “with the structural integrity of the leg compromised, all rig personnel have been evacuated after confirming watertight integrity. “The company added that the rig completed all well operations before the event occurred and that the well was secure.

The Noble Regina Allen is a F&G JU-3000N design jack-up built in 2013 and rated for water depths up to 400 feet. The rig is under contract by an undisclosed customer until September 2023.

2013-built, Liberia-flagged, 16,146 gt Noble Regina Allen is entered with Skuld (Skuld Offshore) on behalf of Noble Corp Inc.