NOPSA Investigates Castoro Otto Vessel at Blacktip Offshore Australia

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NOPSA is currently investigating an incident involving the Castoro Otto pipelay vessel, operated by Saipem (Portugal) Comercio Maritimo on contract to Eni Australia Pty Ltd for the Blacktip Gas Project offshore installation.

The Castoro Otto was located in Commonwealth waters adjacent to Western Australia, offshore in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf region, approximately 200km northeast of Wyndham. The crew were recovering anchors in preparation to sail away to avoid a tropical low which later developed into Cyclone Billy, a Category 1 cyclone. However, they were unable to complete recovery of anchors and consequently had to weather Cyclone Billy as it passed close by.

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