" ITREALMS: More deaths occur @Majestic rig incident, plus video - ITREALMS

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

More deaths occur @Majestic rig incident, plus video - ITREALMS

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Eye witnesses at the capsized of the ship involving the Majestic rig near Ovhor, Delta State have claimed that more deaths could be recorded, reports ITREALMS.
More deaths occur @Majestic rig incident, plus video - ITREALMS
This is coming as the management of the rig managed by Seplat Energy said that only two persons were still missing at the time of filing this report of the 96 on board.

But some eye witnesses including those rescued from the incident said many of them may have died in that incident

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Seplat Energy, Mr. Roger Brown, in a related statement made available to ITREALMS regretted incident he described as 'serious' on the Depthwise swamp drilling rig "Majestic" in the early hours on Tuesday.

"Seplat as the operator of the SEPLAT/NNPCL joint venture contracted the rig. It was in-transit to its planned drilling location at Ovhor in Delta State when it capsized," he said.

Brown equally stated that 92 of the 96-member crew were accounted for and safe.

"However, tragically one fatality occurred during the incident, while three other rig personnel are still missing," he decried.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the crew member who sadly lost his life and the three crew members who are still missing at the time of this report. Our emergency response and rescue efforts working alongside the rig owner and the authorities have been activated and are onsite. Our utmost priority will continue to be the safety and wellbeing of all the affected personnel and their families.
Seplat, he said would provide further details as the incident envelops.

"A detailed investigation into the cause of the accident will follow," he assured.

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor

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