malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 07:00 am

All workers from damaged oil rig near Bintulu rescued

All workers from damaged oil rig near Bintulu rescued
KUCHING, May 4 — ConocoPhillips Sarawak Ltd has confirmed that all those on board its jack-up drilling rig Naga 7 have been evacuated. The company said in a press statement issued today that the marine incident occurred on Monday. “A marine incident occurred on May 3, 2021 at approximately...

The company said in a press statement issued today that the marine incident occurred on Monday.“We confirm that Naga 7 is listing and response efforts are already underway,” the company said.The company said its Emergency Response Team has been mobilised and other authorities have been informed.When contacted, Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (MDDMC) minister in charge Datuk Lee Kim Shin said he had been informed of the incident and had approved the request for the 101 crew members, the majority of whom are Sarawakians, to be transported to the Offshore Transit Centre (OTC) here.

He added that all crew members would undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine and that the cost would be borne by their company.Yesterday, the ‘Seafarer Life’ Facebook page had detailed the incident and reported that the crew members were safely rescued.

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