News Releases 2022

C-NLOPB Reflects on the 40th Anniversary of the Ocean Ranger Disaster

For Immediate Release
February 14, 2022

Tomorrow marks 40 years since 84 men lost their lives when the Ocean Ranger capsized during a severe winter storm. Lessons learned from this tragedy are a part of the fabric and culture of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB). The C-NLOPB encourages everyone to set aside some time to reflect on this tragedy, remembering those lost and their families.

Quotes

“The workers on the Ocean Ranger and their loved ones are always on the minds of staff and Board members of the C-NLOPB. Through collective vigilance, transparency and continuous improvement, we are committed to keeping offshore worker safety top of mind, each and every day.”
– Paul Alexander, Chief Safety Officer

“The Ocean Ranger tragedy serves as a constant reminder of why safety is paramount in all decisions made at the C-NLOPB. We will continue to work with operators, offshore workers, governments and our regulatory colleagues in Canada and around the world to ensure there continues to be a strong safety culture in all of our offshore operations.”
– Jill Mackey, Director of Safety

“The pain of the Ocean Ranger is still felt deeply among Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and other Canadians. We remember the 84 lives lost and send our thoughts to their families and friends. In remembering the past and those who lost their lives, we renew our commitment to continue to work diligently for a safe offshore industry.”
– Scott Tessier, Chief Executive Officer

 

Media Contact:
Lesley Rideout
Communications Lead
(709) 725-2900
lrideout@cnlopb.ca


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