OSLO, Norway – Two people have died after an incident onboard the FPSO Espoir Ivoirien at the Espoir field off the Ivory Coast, according to BW Offshore.
The company said at 13:30 local time on Thursday, an incident occurred while work was being performed in a cargo tank. The incident was caused by a leakage of hydrocarbons into the tank.
Production has been shut down and the leak has been contained within the cargo tank, with all personnel accounted for.
BW Offshore operates the FPSO for CNR International. Both companies are said to be cooperating with local authorities.
Marco Beenen, CEO of BW Offshore, said: “This is a tragic day for the families of the men we have lost, and our hearts go out to them.”