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Tambar walkway incident under investigation

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has launched an investigation of Aker BP’s planning for introducing and using a motion-compensated walkway on Tambar after an incident involving the Island Diligence vessel on 28 July 2018.


Island Diligence was due to be used by Aker BP as a “walk to work” unit on the field. The incident occurred during a test programme ahead of final mobilisation. The walkway failed to connect as intended with the landing platform on the Tambar platform.

This caused problems with controlling the walkway, which hit railings on the platform and then a cable bridge. No people were injured.

The PSA’s investigation is intended to clarify Aker BP’s processes with the emphasis on risk management and compliance with the company’s “see to it” duty in connection with introducing, planning for and use of a motion-compensated walkway on Tambar.

Direct and underlying causes will be addressed, with particular emphasis on the planning process.

The investigation will result in a report published on psa.no.

Eileen Brundtland, press contact
Email: eileen.brundtland@ptil.no | +47 51 87 35 12