Fire Aboard Teekay-owned FPSO Petrojarl Knarr

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 24, 2015

The FPSO Petrojarl Knarr being towed by Fairmount Marine tugs from South Korea to Norway (file photo)

The FPSO Petrojarl Knarr being towed by Fairmount Marine tugs from South Korea to Norway (file photo)

 

A fire started aboard the Teekay-owned FPSO Petrojarl Knarr this morning. The fire was the second aboard the FPSO unit, which was built in 2014, during its young life at sea.

 

The blaze occurred just a week after the Petrojarl Knarr produced its first oil from the Knarr field in the North Sea.

 

The fire erupted west of the Norwegian coastal town of Florø. The 100-member crew on board were all safe and Norwegian authorities quickly controlled the fire, according to TradeWinds. The previous fire occurred in October, when the unit was working for the UK's BG Group. The vessel can produce 63,000 barrels of oil per day and has a storage capacity of 800,000 barrels.

 

The fire started from a room that housed ventilation, heating and air-conditioning systems, TradeWinds reported. 

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