West Venture Hit By a Supply Vessel

No persons were injured when the supply vessel Far Symphony ran into semisub, West Venture, at three a.m. on Sunday March 7, 2004. The supply vessel caused two holes in one of the columns of the rig above the water line as well as minor damages to the column further down.

The incident occurred when the supply vessel lost control when heading towards the rig. No oil spill or leakage from the rig have been registered as a consequence of the collision.

West Venture will arrive at the CCB base outside Bergen today at own propulsion where Smedvig, the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and DNV will appraise the damages.

The West Venture was working offshore Norway for Norsk Hydro at the time of the incident.