Norway tightens rig requirements following fatal accident

Norwegian oil authorities will implement a new set of regulations to prevent further fatal accidents on the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea after a 30 meter high wave killed an employee last year.

Photo: COSL

Although it will not bring back the employee who lost his life one December night on board the Chinese-owned rig COSL Innovator in the Norwegian Troll field, the tragic accident prompted Norwegian authorities to take action.

The accident occurred when a huge wave crashed into the rig on December 30th last year, crushing windows and equipment at a height of 20-25 meters. Another four workers were injured.

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