Petrobas Supporting vessel Sinks Off Brazil

By Accidents

On Monday, 12th of August, around 3 p.m., a fire broke out in the engine room of Ramco Crusader ship, owned by Vestland Marine. The vessel was providing support to drilling operations offshore Brazil, Petrobras informs.

All 15 crew members were evacuated to another support ship and transported to Fortaleza.

Later on, after the crew members have been evacuated Ramco Crusader went adrift for about 45 kilometres off the coast of Beberibe, where it sank at around 21:00 p.m. local time. There were no casualties and no leak was reported.

At the beginning of the emergency, identified as fire aboard the ship, Petrobras acted in accordance with its emergency plan and mobilized the necessary resources for a quick response to the distressed crew members.

Support vessels have been dispatched in the area, specialized teams have also been deployed to observe the situation and fly-overs are being conducted in the region.

Petrobras is providing full support to Vestland Marine AS to assure that the necessary actions are undertaken to put the emergency situation under control.