Residents may tonight notice scheduled night landing activity on the Orca, the PetroSA floating production rig, laid-up in Mossel Bay.
MOSSEL BAY NEWS - The Indwe Aviation Team will practice a night landing exercise from George Heliport to the PetroSA Orca tonight, Monday, 4 January.
The exercise is standard procedure to ensure compliance associated with ORCA activities and gives the pilots continuous training in this regard.
The exercise is expected to be executed between 19:55 and 21:10.
PetroSA floating production rig, the ORCA was laid-up at the bay in Mossel Bay as from Monday, 9 June 2015 for an undetermined period whilst the company is looking at various options for its utilization. This follows the suspension of its oil production activities at Oribi/Oryx Oilfields, situated 150km offshore Mossel Bay.
Whilst laid-up the rig will be fully maintained to ensure compliance with variety of environmental legislation and applicable rules. The ORCA is not in production and no major work is being planned, hence there is no noise or any impact on marine environment.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and the Department of Environmental Affairs: Ocean and Coasts are informed about its current location.
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