HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s offshore regulator has fined ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. $40,000 after a “close to miss” incident final fall that noticed a sequence dropped on the Noble Regina Allen drilling rig.
The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board says it discovered the oil and fuel firm was not in compliance with drilling laws on the time of the Nov. 5 incident.
5 close by staff narrowly escaped damage when a 15-metre chain, together with a swivel and shackle with a mixed weight of 102 kilograms, fell almost 18 metres to the deck throughout a lifting operation within the derrick space.
The chain landed about 30 centimetres from one of many staff who was serving to the others disconnect a load.
The offshore board says the tools used within the lifting operation was not correctly maintained and operated to forestall the incident.
It says it decided the violation was topic to an administrative financial penalty that was issued on July 12 and paid by ExxonMobil on Aug. 12.
“Whereas nobody was injured, the incident was categorized as a close to miss with the potential for a…