Hallin Marine’s Penrith Vessel Sinks Offshore Myanmar
Hallin Marine announced that the offshore support vessel Penrith sunk offshore Myanmar after it had a major incident last week.
The company informed that all 42 crew members were rescued. There were no injuries to personnel other than two minor first-aid cases caused by the initial impact.
All safety procedures were implemented following the incident, and the Emergency Response team is on site and will remain so until the situation has stabilised.
“We are convening an internal enquiry with the assistance of third-party specialists to establish exactly what happened. Notwithstanding the fact that the inquiry is still in progress to determine the full facts, it initially appears that Penrith hit a rock while traveling at 10 knots offshore Myanmar“, said the company’s spokesperson in an e-mail statement.
Subsea World News Staff, January 23, 2013; Image: Hallin