A fire broke out on board the Petrobras (FPSO) P-48 just after a shut down on the unit. But it was quickly contained with no reports of injuries.
The oil workers’ union Sindipetro-NF revealed that a fire was reported on board the Petrobras-operated floating oil production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) P-48 on Thursday. The P-48 FPSO is moored in the Campos Basin at the Barracuda/Caratinga fields. Sindipetro-NF said that flames from the platform went up to 20 meters high.
According to an SMS manager, “the emergency alarm sounded and the fire brigade [began firefighting efforts]. A fire-fighting vessel is next to the unit [to assist].”
The Sindipetro-NF said it would continue to follow the case and will participate in the Accident Investigation Commission. The union’s board also will forward a complaint to the competent bodies, the union said.
Confirming the incident, Petrobras did not reveal how much production was affected. Also, it did not provide an estimate of when it will restart oil and natural gas output.
The union director Tezeu Bezerra along with an inspection team started investigating on FPSO to know the cause of the incident and assess the damages.