On June 15, at 16.42 (local time), Heerema‘s Heavy Lift Vessel Aegir experienced a pile dropfall incident off the coast of Taiwan causing a shock load.
Sudden pile run during offshore piling operations causes drastic increase of the load shock load and snapping of the rigging accessories!
There were no injuries as a result of the incident, and no environmental impact has occurred. As far as we are aware, the piling frame and pin pile are not damaged, and the hammer has been retrieved and is back on Aegir’s deck. Work had just started on this project, and currently, foundation installation has been temporarily paused pending investigation. The exact cause of the incident is yet unknown and will be the subject of a thorough investigation.