It also advised that weather conditions deteriorated further yesterday with sea states of 7m. It was therefore necessary to disconnect the two production vessels, the Crystal Ocean and Basker Spirit, from their moorings. The vessels will return to site and reconnect as soon as the weather allows. Based on current forecasts the vessels are expected to reconnect this Sunday.
This is the first time in more than 12 months of operation that it has been necessary for the vessels to disconnect due to severe weather conditions.
The Basker Spirit is moving to Melbourne to take the opportunity to refuel, while the Crystal Ocean will shelter in Westernport Bay and carry out maintenance activities.
The participants in the Basker Manta Joint Venture are:
--Anzon Australia Limited 50% (Operator) --Beach Petroleum Limited 50%
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