The breakage of a steel cable on board the crane ship “Saipem 7000” (IMO 8501567), flagged in the Bahamas, has caused a strong list to the port side, while several pieces of equipment were hoisted on board this Thursday morning, reports the specialized digital Energy Voice.
The ship is in the Åmøyfjorden channel, north of Stavanger and has been able to right it, although it is reported that it has suffered significant damage.
One of the largest crane ships in the world, the Saipem 7000 of the Italian offshore services company Saipem, tilted at sea on the morning of April 14 while in a fjord near the city of Stavanger, southwest Norway.
The Central Rescue Center of Norway (HRS), which coordinates the operations, has indicated that the crane ship “Saipem 7000” heeled during hoisting operations after the breakage of a steel cable and the barges that were on the side in at that time they also sustained significant damage and sank.
Yesterday, the crane ship Saipem 7000 tilted as it during a test could not handle the weight of over 7,000 tons.
No people were injured, but there must have been major material damage to the tires. This morning, the vessel is away from the place it was tilted.