OSLO May 31 A rig belonging to U.S. drilling
firm Rowan (RDC.N), which is due to work off Norway, has
inadequate emergency and safety equipment, the Norwegian oil
safety watchdog said on Tuesday.
The authority said it had identified 17 non-conformities to
regulations on the rig, called Rowan Stavanger, related to
rafts, lifeboats and availability of equipment at fire stations,
or expertise and training in emergency preparedness tasks.
Rowan was not immediately available to comment.
The Rowan Stavanger is due to be used as living quarters on
the Yme field before being used for drilling activities off
Norway, the watchdog said. Canadian company Talisman TLM.TO is
the operator of the Yme field in the North Sea.
(Reporting by Oslo newsroom, editing by Anthony Barker)