FPSO OSX 1 broke mooring during storm at Rosfjorden, Norway

FPSO OSX 1The floating production, storage and offloading vessel OSX 1 was caught by severe storm and broke mooring at Rosfjorden in North Sea near Kristiansand, Norway. The vessel was secured, but the Norway coast was battered by storm and FPSO broke one of the moorings. OSX 1 was still held by three anchors, but the strong winds caused danger from drifting toward fjord. The crew reported immediately the accident to the local authorities, as the anchors started dragging and at the scene were dispatched three tugs, which secured the vessel. The floating production, storage and offloading vessel OSX 1 was secured with three tugs remaining nearby in case of worsening of the situation.

The local authorities confirmed that there was no immediate danger for the vessel and environment in any moment. The tugs were sent to secure the FPSO as preventive measure. During the incident there were no injured people and no water pollution.

The FPSO OSX 1 (IMO: 9399832) has overall length of 271.70 m, moulded beam of 46.00 m and maximum draft of 11.00 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 148,192 DWT and the gross tonnage is 94,626 GRT. The ship was built in 2010 by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries in South Korea. The owner and operator of the FPSO is Brazilian company OSX Servicos Operacionais.