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Document ID (ISN)102421
CIS number 03-1403
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2719-5
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 111
Author(s) Jenman C.A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Report on trends in shuttle tanker incidents 1998-2001
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. vi, 16p. Illus. 3 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr111.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report reviews the progress made with respect to the safety of tanker off-take on the United Kingdom continental shelf, based on the results of an earlier report covering the years 1997-1998 together with an analysis of the data from 1998 to 2001. It calculates of the hours of exposure and the frequencies of incident types. It concludes that there has been a 59% reduction in the expected frequency of collision between a shuttle tanker and floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSOs) platforms and floating storage units (FSUs). Nevertheless, there is clearly underreporting and blurring of the lines between normal operational procedures and emergency procedures on some vessels with respect to accidental disconnections.
Descriptors (primary) tankers; offshore oil extraction; causes of accidents; sea transport
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; statistical trends; frequency rates; loading and unloading; plant safety organization; length of exposure; pipe connections
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Petroleum and natural gas industry