Statoil has notified the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board of a person overboard from the Seadrill West Hercules. The incident occurred during the early morning of May 16, 2015. The person was recovered by the Maersk Clipper’s Fast Rescue Craft, transported back to the West Hercules and placed under the care of the medic. The person was described to be in stable condition. A medevac was dispatched to transport the worker to hospital.
Statoil is conducting an internal investigation into the incident. The C-NLOPB has begun an investigation into the incident.
The West Hercules is operating in support of a Statoil Canada Ltd. exploration drilling program, located approximately 500 kilometres east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Acting Communications Lead
c. (709) 769-8967
Sean Kelly APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
t. (709) 778-1418
c. (709) 689-0713
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