Fire breaks out on Suncor FPSO off Newfoundland

Terra Nova in 2006 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Alf van Beem)

Early on Saturday, May 30, Canada’s Suncor Energy reported a fire coming from the low pressure separator on the 292-metre-long floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Terra Nova, which is situated in the Terra Nova oil field some 350 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland.

All personnel safely mustered and an emergency response fire team was immediately deployed to contain the blaze.

The fire team was able to extinguish the fire utilising water and firefighting foam.

There were no injuries and all personnel were accounted for. The scene was secured and on-site monitoring continues.

There is no gas or crude held on board the FPSO, which has been shut down for maintenance.

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) confirms the facility is not producing at this time.

The C-NLOPB is also monitoring Suncor’s continuing investigation into the incident.

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