Saipem 7000 Accident Video – Saipem 7000 Lists Heavily in Lifting Accident in Norway

Date: April 15, 2022 Posted by: Rohit Gupta In: Breaking News

Saipem 7000 Accident Video – Saipem 7000 Lists Heavily in Lifting Accident in Norway

The huge heavy-lift crane vessel Saipem 7000 was left tilting on its side after the accident on Thursday morning opposite the southwestern port of Stavanger.

The Norwegian rescue services report the vessel listed in connecting with a lifting operation. A barge next to the crane vessel has capsized. All crew are reported safe.

Saipem 7000 Accident Video

Saipem 7000 Accident in Norway

“A steel cable broke during a loading operation,” police commissioner Brit Randulff told AFP.

“Witnesses heard a loud bang, but there was no indication of an explosion.”

All 275 crew members on board the specialized crane ship were rescued and no injuries have been reported.

The Saipem 7000 semi-submersible crane vessel, had an accident involving one of its cranes and a ballast valve failure, leading to severe listing. Thankfully none of the 275 people onboard were injured.

Rescue at sea. Ongoing situation One of the biggest Crane vessels in the world, tilting after a sudden explosion 20 min’s ago. 275 ppl on board.

Saipem Crane Ship Takes on Heavy List After Rigging Failure

There were some reports online of explosions. Photos and video shared online show the vessel listing heavily with its main deck nearly in the water.

According to its operator, the Saipem 7000 was built in Italy in the 1980s and can be partially submerged to lay oil pipelines in the open sea.

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