Nobody was injured in the accident, but a good deal of the bow bridge on the ship was crushed.
Damage to the buoy was so severe that loading had to cease. No threat of oil leaks arose, because the flowlines in the buoy were well protected. But the accident happened at an inconvenient time, with storage cells on the field almost full.
A long period of bad weather meant that 90 per cent of crude storage capacity on the three Statfjord platforms was occupied. This meant that production had to be reduced from the prevailing 800 000 barrels per day.
The loading buoy was back in action after two months.
Norwegian Wire Service (NTB), 17 January 1992. “Lasteskip kolliderte med Statfjordbøye”.