Supply Ship Hits Offshore Oil Rig
At an oil rig off the shore of Newfoundland, a supplier ship has struck one of the eight legs of the oil rig GSF Grand Banks. Reports have noted that both the ship and the oil rig were immediately stabilized, as the damage was above the water line on both vessels. Damage was, fortunately, limited to watertight compartments.
The reports have also noted that there were no injuries and no environmental impact, and that the rig is being shut down temporarily for repairs to the four to five meter hole at the point of impact.
An investigation will be conducted surrounding the accident, looking into weather conditions as a possible factor for the accident.
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