Petronas: Investigations ongoing on Dayang Topaz sea drama

Survivors on a life raft after the high sea drama on Oct 27.

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MIRI, 29 Oct: Investigations are ongoing into the cause of the incident involving the MV Dayang Topaz vessel, which came into contact with platform structures at the Baram field, 14 nautical miles off Miri, on Oct 27 disclosed Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) in a statement today.

Preliminary investigations by Petronas also revealed that the incident did not cause any impact on the environment.

Petronas will continue to work with the relevant authorities to monitor the situation and conduct further assessments to ensure any eventuality is addressed swiftly.

“We are also extending all necessary support to DESB Marine Services Sdn Bhd (DESB Marine Services) in this matter,” the statement added.

During the incident, the vessel made contact with platform structures after its anchor wire gave way during adverse weather.

The vessel, owned by DESB Marine Services Sdn Bhd, was undertaking operational work at the Baram platform for Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.— DayakDaily