August 29, 2019 –
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, following up on the release disclosed on 08/28/2019, reports that Modec has reported to the company that, this Thursday morning, the Salvage team boarded the FPSO Cidade do Rio de Janeiro again to proceed with the activities to prepare the decommissioning and removal of the vessel.
The priority of Modec and Petrobras, since the beginning of their work in managing damage containment measures at the FPSO Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, was to provide immediate support that would ensure the safety of people and preservation of the environment. The landing of employees was conducted safely from August 24 to 26 and the focus now is to safely complete the decommissioning of the vessel.
Modec also reported that the platform contains approximately 450 m³ of diesel and 169 m³ of oily sludge, both stored in tanks unaffected by damages. For comparison purposes, the total storage capacity of the vessel is about 250,000 m³. The vessel has no crude oil in any of its tanks. The onboard Salvage team is also working on a plan to safely reduce the products stored in the vessel.
Damage to the side of the vessel did not progress and remained stable compared to the last analysis, still confined to a single tank. The draft and slope conditions of the vessel also remain stable.
The sea oil slick detected on this Thursday’s overflight has been reduced. Vessels continue to work on cleaning and dispersing the product.