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Audit of maritime systems and load-bearing structures on Scarabeo 8

During the period 28-29 February 2012, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit targeting maritime systems and load-bearing structures on board Scarabeo 8.


Objective
The objective of the audit was to verify technical and management aspects on the facility as regards maritime systems and load-bearing structures in relation to the applicable requirements in the petroleum regulations.

Result
Nonconformities were identified in relation to:

  • Stability instructions and operations manual
  • Closing mechanisms
  • Alarm system for closing mechanisms
  • Operations instructions for ballast
  • Ballast valves
  • Documentation for mooring system
  • Documentation for load-bearing structures

Improvement items were also identified in relation to:

  • Automatic closing switches
  • Freeboard plan
  • Test scope for non-destructive testing