It follows the apparent bludgeoning to death of another UK staff member on the facility with a breathing apparatus bottle, with the body then reportedly hidden in a bed sheet in the victim’s bathroom.
The alleged assailant is also said to have attacked a third UK national who became suspicious and discovered the body. In the scuffle that ensued, he suffered injuries that required hospitalization but was later released.
All three are said to work for Scottish subsea contractor Film-Ocean, which operates ROVs for subsea equipment inspections.
Another report by the UK’s Sun newspaper said Film-Ocean was cooperating with Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office to determine the full circumstances.