The audit was based on requirements in Sections 1 and 2 of the Management Regulations, relating to risk reduction and barriers, respectively, and covered Maersk’s system for follow-up and management of equipment which can lead to accidental discharges, including:
One regulatory non-conformity was identified in connection with Maersk’s maintenance management on Maersk Giant, and another relating to the company’s follow-up and handling of non-conformities.
Several of the circumstances making up the basis for the non-conformities have previously been identified on other Maersk facilities, yet it seems none of these experiences have been utilised in following up Maersk Giant.
The non-conformities relate to:
Based on our findings during the audit and in accordance with the notification, the following order is issued:
Pursuant to Sections 20 and 21 of the Management Regulations, relating to handling non-conformities and follow-up, respectively, cf. Section 58 of the Framework Regulations relating to individual decisions, Maersk Drilling Norge AS is ordered to implement measures to ensure that technical, operational or organisational weaknesses, errors and faults on the company’s facilities are registered and followed up.
The deadline for complying with the order is set at 1 June 2010.
We must be notified when the order is satisfied.
Explanation of the terms "order" and "notification of order "
An order is an individual decision made pursuant to the regulations. Before we issue an order, we normally send a "notification of order" to the affected companies.
A notification of order is neither a policy instrument nor a warning of sanctions, but rather a step in a process subject to formal rules. The notification is merely a first step before an individual decision is issued.
An order is a powerful preventive policy instrument which has a binding legal impact on the recipient.
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