The owners and operators of FPSO’s and FSU’s need to be advised of the risks posed by the uncontrolled flooding of machinery spaces, with regard to the safety of on-board personnel and the vessel itself. The UK Health and Safety Executive has drawn these concerns to the attention of the Classification Societies and the International Association of Classification Societies. A Safety Notice detailing the marine flooding hazards and recommended actions to be taken was issued in December 2003. The global potential for these incidents is highlighted because the methods of operating floating installations differ significantly from those of trading ships and flooding incidents are more frequent than major process accident scenarios.
Issue Section:Technology Review
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Reducing the Risks Associated With Flooded Machinery Spaces on Monhull FPSO and FSU Installations,” Safety Notice 4∕03, Offshore Division, London, http://www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/notices/sn_04_03.htmhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/notices/sn_04_03.htm.
Health and Safety Executive, 2002a, “
Stability,” Offshore Technology Report 2001∕049 [OTO2001∕049], London, http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/otohtm/2001/oto01049.htmhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/research/otohtm/2001/oto01049.htm.
Health and Safety Executive, 2003b, “
Status of Technical Guidance on Design, Construction and Certification,” Operations Notice 27 (ON27), Offshore Division, London, http://www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/notices/on_ 27.htmhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/notices/on_ 27.htm.
Health and Safety Executive, 1999a, “
Semisubmersible Floating Incident Data,” Offshore Technology Report 1999∕016 (OTO 1999∕016), London, http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/otohtm/1999/oto99016.pdfhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/research/otohtm/1999/oto99016.pdf.
Health and Safety Executive, 2003c, “
Accident Statistics for Floating Offshore Units on the UKCS 1980—2001,” Research Report No. 095—Part 1 Accident Numbers and Frequencies, London, http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr095.htmhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr095.htm.
Health and Safety Executive, 2003d, “
Accident Statistics for Floating Offshore Units on the UKCS 1980—2001,” Research Report No. 095—Part 2 Raw Data Spreadsheet, London, http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr095.htmhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr095.htm.
International Maritime Organization, 1997, “
Interim Guidelines for the Application of Formal Safety Assessment [FSA] to the IMO Rule-Making Process,” Maritime Safety Committee MCS∕Circ. 829—MEPC∕Circ 335, London, http://www.imo.orghttp://www.imo.org.
International Maritime Organization, 2002, “
Guidelines for the Application of Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) for use in the IMO Rule-Making Process—FSA Guidelines,” MSC Circ. 1023∕MEPC Circ. 392, Maritime Safety Committee MCS 74, London, http://www.imo.org/Circularshttp://www.imo.org/Circulars.
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Safety at Sea: Policies, Regulations and International Law,” Bureau Veritas, Paris.
Health and Safety Executive, 2002b, “
Marine Risk Assessment,” Offshore Technology Report No. 2001∕063 [OTO 2001∕063], London, http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/otohtm/2001/oto01063.htmhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/research/otohtm/2001/oto01063.htm.
Health and Safety Executive, 2000, “
Machinery Space Risk Assessment—Offshore Technology Report 2000∕005 (OTO 2000∕005),” London, http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/otohtm/2000/oto00005.pdfhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/research/otohtm/2000/oto00005.pdf.
UKOOA, 2000, “
Review of Lloyd’s Register, Det Norske Veritas and American Bureau of Shipping Rules and Regulations for the Classification of a Floating Offshore Installation at a Fixed Location in the Light of Recent Industry Experience,” Study FPSO JIP 00∕01, London.
UKOOA, 2002, “
FSPO Design Guidance Notes for UKCS Service,” London.
Health and Safety Executive, 1996, “
Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction, etc.) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996∕913) and Guidance on Regulations—L84,”
Health and Safety Executive, 1998, “
Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992∕2885) and Guidance on Regulations—L30,”
American Bureau of Shipping, 2003a, “
Guide for—Risk Evaluations for the Classification of Marine-Related Facilities, Appendix 4 Overview of Risk Assessment Techniques,” Houston.
American Bureau of Shipping, 2003b, “
Guidance Notes on Review and Approval of Novel Concepts,” Houston.
Brazilian National Petroleum Agency [ANP]∕ Department of Commercial Promotion (DPC), 2001, “
P-36 Accident Analysis,” Inquiry Commission Report.
Dept. for Transport, 2001, “
Marine Accident Investigation Branch Annual Report 2001 (MAIB),” London, http://www.maib.dft.gov.ukhttp://www.maib.dft.gov.uk.
Health and Safety Executive, 1999b, “
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (SI 1992∕3242) and Approved Code of Practice—L21,”
Lloyds Register of Shipping, 1999, “
Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Floating Installation at a Fixed Location, Part 1A,” London.
American Bureau of Shipping, 2000, “
Guidance Notes on Risk Assessment Application for the Marine and Offshore Oil and Gas Industries,” Houston.
American Bureau of Shipping, 2005, “
Guide for Building and Classing Floating Production Installations,” Houston, http://www.eagle.orghttp://www.eagle.org.
Det Norske Veritas, 2001, “
Classification Using Performance Criteria Determined by Risk Assessment Methodology,” OSS-121, Høvik, Norway.
International Association of Drilling Contractors and The Nautical Institute, 2004, “
Stability and Ballast of Mobile Offshore Units (MOU) Accreditation and Certification Programme,” Houston and London.
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