Petronas probing cause of vessel-oil platform crash

MV Dayang Topaz

KUCHING: The cause of the incident involving MV Dayang Topaz, a vessel which came into contact with platform structures in the Baram field 14 nautical miles off Miri last Tuesday, is being investigated.

Petronas, in a statement today, said a thorough assessment of the platform structures was being carried out.

“Petronas is committed to undertaking all the necessary measures to ensure that the platform structures remain safe and secure,” it added.

It said its preliminary investigations also revealed that the incident did not cause any impact to the environment.

“Petronas will continue to work with the relevant authorities to monitor the situation and conduct further assessments to ensure any eventuality is addressed swiftly.

“We are also extending all necessary support to DESB Marine Services Sdn Bhd in this matter,” it added.

During the incident olast Tuesday, the vessel made contact with platform structures after its anchor wire gave way during adverse weather.

The vessel, owned by DESB Marine Services Sdn Bhd, was undertaking operational work at the Baram platform for Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB).