OSV rams platform off Sarawak

The Dayang Topaz
Broke an anchor wire (??) and drifted into the Baram B Platform offshore Sarawak:

Does anyone know if the DAYANG TOPAZ is still afloat? The articles aren’t clear on that.

According to this article it sank. https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/10/27/second-death-reported-from-sunken-ship-off-miri/

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Thanks Chief!

There are other reports saying the ship did not sink which may be more accurate. https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2020/10/27/mmea-dayang-topaz-crewmen-safely-arrived-at-miri-port/1916826

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In the words of Mark Twain - “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”


From Splash 24/7 today:

most likely anchoraged because the engines didnt work because they sold all the fuel…

Latest from gcaptain news today:

The report of her sinking was apparently exaggerated.

Being a maintenance vessel there were likely a large number of non-mariners on board that panicked and jumped overboard.

PS> Apparently they kept enough fuel on board to make it to Miri Anchorage: :grin:

Could someone explain how gemstones got so popular in naming offshore vessels?

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Wives and daughter names are also popular. Maybe when they are consulted for a name, they think of a girl’s best friend…

lol, maybe towed back?
only 14 miles offshore, the captain went home for dinner and had the ignition keys in his pocket so they couldnt start the engines?