Norwegian oil platform evacuated after collision

More than 200 people were evacuated by helicopter from Norwegian oil platform Statfjord A after offshore support vehicle Sjøborg (IMO 9591923) collided with the platform during the night of on June 6th/7th No oil spills were reported and no-one was injured of the people on the oil platform or 12 people on the vessel. Statfjord A was not in production mode when the collision occurred. She was undertaking a loading operation at the time. The vessel hit the part of the platform that contains the lifeboats. Sjøborg suffered damage and was heading towards Mongstad with own power in the morning to be investigated at the quay. Equinor was assessing the extent of the damage to the Statfjord A. There were still 58 people on the platform, the evacuates having been transferred by two SAR helicopters and a helicopter from the MRCC at Sola onto platforms Statfjord B, Statfhord C and Gullfaks A. 2012-built, Faeroe Islands-flagged, 4,000 gt Sjoborg is owned by 6 September 2006 PF care pf manager Skanski Offshore PF of Torshavn, Faeroe Islands. It is entered with Gard P&I Club on behalf of 6 September 2006 PF.