Investigation under way into fatality onboard drillship in the GoM

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and US Coast Guard are investigating the fatality of a worker onboard the Petrobras 10000 drillship in the Gulf of Mexico.

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NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and US Coast Guard are investigating the fatality of a worker onboard the Petrobras 10000 drillship in the Gulf of Mexico.

Operator Petrobras America Inc. reported that the fatality occurred onboard the drillship, owned by Transocean Ltd., at about 4:45 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2017. The drillship was in Walker Ridge block 469 about 172 mi (277 km) south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

The deceased worked for Spencer Ogden Ltd. and was participating in pipe handling operations at the time of his injury. No other personnel were harmed in the incident.

BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Director Lars Herbst has instituted a panel investigation and inspectors have begun conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the fatality.

12/07/2017

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