Wind farm installation platform ZHEN JIANG flooding accident

Jack-up wind farm installation platform ZHEN JIANG suffered water ingress on Jul 4 in Yellow sea north of Shanghai, understood while being positioned on legs, in the process of lifting the house. There were some problems during lifting process, watertight door didn’t close automatically or wasn’t closed as requested by emergency procedures, and engine compartment was flooded. Human error or isufficient personnel training may be the cause of the accident.
Jack-up wind farm installation platform ZHEN JIANG, IMO 9876907, GT 1200, length 133 meters, built 2020, flag China, operator Shanghe (Shanghai) Offshore Engineering Equipment Co.

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