|Friday, October 22, 1999
R&B Falconâ€™s drillship, Deepwater Pathfinder sustained damage when twenty joints of the vesselâ€™s riser and its blowout prevention equipment fell to the seabed in approximately 7,000 feet of water while preparing to continue drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. None of the personnel aboard the drillship were injured. The drillshipâ€™s top drive and traveling equipment sustained damage, and an investigation is underway to ascertain the full extent of damages sustained. The marine integrity of the drillship was not affected and no environmental damage resulted from the incident.