Five offshore workers got injured in an accident onboard the Seaway 7’s installation vessel ‘Seaway Strashnov’ during the installation of foundations at the Triton Knoll OWF in UK
An investigation is underway after a serious accident at Innogy led 860MW, one of Europe’s largest offshore wind farm projects located offshore UK, left five injured onboard Subsea7’s subsidiary Seaway 7’s installation vessel.
On 08th May, the accident involving the Seaway Strashnov vessel took place during foundation installation.
An investigation is being carried out into the cause of an accident which happened overnight on Friday 8 May, involving five people who were working on the SeawayStrashnov for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm.
“At the time, all five were airlifted to hospital for assessment and treatment. Three were discharged the next day and a fourth a few days later, while one person remains recovering in hospital.
The Strashnov and its crew have returned to port while the investigation is underway. Our priority remains the safety
Seaway 7 can confirm that five people have been injured following an incident on board Seaway Strashnov, a heavy lift vessel conducting operations on the Triton Knoll offshore windfarm which is located 20 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire, UK.
All five were transferred to hospital onshore for further assessment and medical treatment following the incident, which happened at approximately midnight on Friday, May 8. Three of the injured were discharged on Saturday, 9 May, with two persons recovering in hospital. The remaining crew are safe on board and returned to port on Sunday, May 10.
This is the second serious offshore wind vessel accident this month.
Seaway Heavy Lifting, part of Subsea 7 Renewables & Heavy Lifting Business Unit, confirm the award of the Triton Knoll contract on 19th July 2018.