(OE) Skandi Buzios, a pipelay support vessel owned by TechnipFMC and DOF, reportedly caught fire Friday morning in a Brazilian port.
The Brazilian media and some social media accounts on Friday showed images and videos of the burning vessel with thick smoke billowing above it and firefighters trying to quell the fire.
The incident reportedly happened at Porto do Açu, in São João da Barra, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, and no injuries have been reported.
Offshore Engineer has reached out to TechnipFMC seeking more info. We will update the article with any response we may receive.
The 146-meter-long Skandi Buzios, built in 2016, is designed for subsea construction, pipe laying, IRM, and ROV services up to 3000 m depth. It started its eight-year contract with Petrobras in Brazil in 2017.
Under the joint venture agreement, TechnipFMC is responsible for the engineering and management of the flexible pipelay, while Norskan S.A., a DOF ASA subsidiary, is responsible for the marine operations.