Watch: Freefall Lifeboat Drop Test… The Correct Way

Mike Schuler
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October 1, 2014

We recently saw the wrong way to conduct a lifeboat drop test, now here’s a look at the correct way.

The freefall test was performed using a Harding freefall lifeboat at Statoil’s Oseberg Sør offshore oil platform in the North Sea, with Atlantic Offshore’s MV Ocean Response on standby.

The Oseberg Sør platform is located in Block 30/9 of the Oseberg Sør field west of Bergen, Norway. Production at the platform began in February 2000.

It seems that this test went pretty well, especially when compared to THIS, but then again it wouldn’t be called a test if there was no chance of something going wrong.

Some raw video of this drop can be found HERE.

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