|RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA SOURCE DISCONNECTED
The following incident occurred in federal waters on Chevron's St. Malo platform.
On January 26, 2019, while retracting the source after a radiography shot, the radiographer determined that the source had become disconnected. The radiographer and assistant radiographer established a 2 mR boundary and contacted their radiation safety officer (RSO). The RSO dispatched a licensed source retriever to the platform.
After arriving at the platform on January 27, 2019, the source retriever was able to place the source into a shielded container. The source and camera were transported back to the licensee facility located in Houma, LA. The camera and source will be inspected/repaired by the manufacturer prior to placing them back into service.
The camera is a SPEC-150 camera, serial number 1717, containing a 33 Ci Ir-192 source, serial number ZI0603.
The licensed retriever received 275 mR during the retrieval. The radiography and assistant radiography technicians received 24 mR and 41 mR exposure.