• Thursday, July 25, 2024
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Transocean’s workers save 13 crews from fire on sea

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 Crew members of the Sedco Express ultra-deep water semi-submersible rig owned by Transocean have been commended for saving 13 of the 14 crew members of a fuel laden vessel that caught fire at sea.

According to a statement, commendations from the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, the regulator of the Nigerian maritime sector and oil company.

Specifically, the statement said NIMASA gave the Sedco Express rig an ‘Attaboy!’ in quick appreciation of bringing 13 crew members of the burning vessel safely to land. NIMASA acknowledged that due to Sedco Express crew’s quick response to the distress call from the burning tanker vessel, MT Okiki, 13 of the 14 crew members on board the vessel were safely rescued.

The statement said, “On Tuesday morning, May 7, the bridge crew received a report from one of field security vessels that the Tanker Okiki had caught fire about eight nautical miles east from the rig. The tanker was in the area in order to offload fuel to supply vessels so that installations operating in that block could be refueled.