Supply Ship Strikes Songa Dee in North Sea

Citing news agency NTB, Reuters reported that Songa Offshore's Songa Dee semisubmersible drilling rig was struck by a supply boat on Monday evening, although neither the rig nor its crew suffered any damages from the incident.

As a precaution, Alvheim field operator Marathon Petroleum evacuated some of its personnel from the Songa Dee semisub, which is currently drilling at Alvheim in the Norwegian North Sea. Around 100 personnel were onboard the Songa Dee, and Marathon retained half its crew to keep the rig operational, NTB said.

According to the report, the Farstad Shipping-owned Far Grimshader vessel bumped into the rig for nearly an hour due to engine problems. 

Reporting from the Far Grimshader on Tuesday, Farstad issued a statement saying, "There are no injuries to personnel...the vessel has damages to the hull, however no leakages were discovered. At the moment, the vessel is held in position clear of the rig by another supply vessel. We have no indication of any damages to the rig."

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