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One dead after Maersk Interceptor accident

One dead after Maersk Interceptor accident

08-12-2017 14:00:00

A Norwegian employee of the Maersk Drilling platform, Maersk Interceptor, has died after a serious accident yesterday. The accident hit two employees, but the other is under medical treatment and not in critical condition.

“Two employees on board of a Maersk Drilling offshore oil platform in the Tambar field, located in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, were victims of an accident yesterday. We are taking this accident very seriously, and Maersk Drilling and the customer Aker BP are prepared to clarify all aspects of the accident,” Maersk Drilling writes in a press release.

The accident occurred on the offshore oil-drilling platform Maersk Interceptor, which works for Aker BP. One of the two employees fell into the sea and was flown away by a helicopter from the Ekofisk field for medical attention. According to Stavanger Aftenblad, the other was hit by a falling object and was taken to land after receiving medical attention on the spot.

There is no information about which of the injuries now died. What led to the accident is now being investigated by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority Norway. Maersk Drilling refuse to comment further on the incident, while the investigation is on.

Source: Stavanger Aftenblad / Maritime Denmark

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