Drillship NS-32 (NORBE VII) explosion, 1 dead, Campos Basin, Brazil

Explosion occurred in one of the boiler rooms on board of a drilling ship NS-32 (NORBE VII), operating in Campos Basin, Brazil, at 0748 LT June 9. One personnel died, three in serious condition airlifted to shore and transferred to hospital. Boiler was inoperative, there was no fire after the explosion. No serious damages and no leak reported. All works suspended, expert teams reported to be already on board, evaluating ship’s condition and possible consequences.
The drillship is operating in the Marlim field, Campos Basin.

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