BREAKING NEWS: Incident at sea leaves one of the World’s largest vessels listing with workers being evacuated

A lifting accident has left one of the World’s largest crane vessels listing at sea.

Norway’s central rescue centre (HRS), have reported that the Saipem 7000, a 198m semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) is listing severely at sea in the Åmøyfjorden channel, north of Stavanger in Norway. 

The HRS,which co-ordinates land, sea and air search and rescue operations, has stated that the ship tilted while conducting a lifting operation leaving it listing in the water.

Major damage has been suffered by barges which have capsized next to the crane vessel. Videos are currently circulating on social media.

Norwegian media have since reported that the 275 people on board the ship have all been accounted for and are unharmed, with HRS adding that“A lot of public resources” have been put on standby for the incident.

Broadcaster NRK  stated that eyewitness claimed that they heard loud bangs at 10:00 local time before the ship began to tilt.

Credit: Twitter @OnDeepWater @HRSSorNorge

 


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