SECC Oil & Gas has launched its next generation of emergency disconnect solutions, which are designed to reduce pollution and provide safety to offshore operators.

The midline valved breakaway connector, which was delivered to Wild Well Control in the US, was developed specifically for projects using offshore vessels that may experience a loss of dynamic positioning, resulting in drift-off.

In the event of a vessel shifting from its position, its movement applies tension to the line on which the connector sits.

The connector automatically disconnects when a pre-determined load level is reached, self-sealing each end of the bore and ensuring the safety of the vessel and its personnel.