The Petrobras-owned P-70 floating production, storage and offloading vessel broke its anchorage in storm conditions in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening. Two of the mooring lines reportedly broke.
The FPSO was in relatively sheltered waters of the Guanabara bay when strong winds hit.
Although the situation is now under control, the Brazilian state oil company has not yet said whether the FPSO suffered damage or will face fresh delays to ongoing work.
The P-70 arrived in Rio de Janeiro recently after completing its journey from the shipyard of China’s Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC). It was transported in a dry-tow operation. The FPSO was unloaded from the Boka Vanguard semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel safely on Thursday morning.