Tug boat accident Update
The cook onboard a Chevron-chartered offshore vessel which capsized off Nigeria on Sunday has been found alive.
The search continues, however, for 11 other crew members who were onboard the Jascon 4 anchor-handling tug when it capsized in heavy seas off Delta state on Sunday. It had been feared that all 12 onboard the unit, which was assisting a tanker at the time of the sinking, had been lost.
A statement from the vessel owners, West African Ventures, which lists the tug in its fleet, confirmed this development.
“We are able to report that divers have found and identified one survivor, Mr Okene Harrison. He was the vessel’s cook and of Nigerian nationality.
“Mr Harrison was medically examined and he is currently in a stable condition and under treatment on board the diving support vessel.”