Early Saturday morning, a source tells gCaptain the offshore supply vessel Odyssea Courage collided with the semi-submersible well intervention rig Q4000, taking out one of its 70 person lifeboats.
Literally, one of the lifeboats was left atop the OSV as a result of the collision.
Helix ESG spokesperson Terrence Jamerson notes in an email, “The coast guard is allowing us to continue to work and are instructed to make arrangements to head to port for repairs as soon as practical.”
The Q4000 now has 3 out of their 4 lifeboats operational.
The following image shows the damage, submitted via an anonymous gCaptain contributor:
According to our source, the OSV hit the rig in the stern while steaming ahead and the incident occurred between 0300-0330.
The Odyssea Courage is 230 feet in length and is DP2 equipped and is now in Port Fourchon according to AIS data from MarineTraffic.
We have reached out to both Helix ESG and Odyssea Marine for comment on the incident, but have not yet heard back.
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