Hallin Penrith Sinks Offshore Myanmar
Hallin Marine has confirmed that its offshore support vessel Penrith sunk last week off the coast of Myanmar. In an e-mail sent to Offshore Energy Today, the company informed that all 42 crew members were rescued.
Hallin said that 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, our 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,” the company said.
“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.”
Offshore Energy Today Staff, January 23, 2013