SEPCOL Gives Update On Crew Members Missing After Vessel Explosion

Three crew members have been recovered alive in the neighborhood, while one dead body was discovered near the FPSO in the early hours of Sunday. According to a statement written by Ikemefuna Okafor, Chief Executive Officer of SEPCOL (), the body has yet to be identified (in RECEIVERSHIP).
“We can confirm that three (3) crew members were discovered alive in the community, and our first concern is to ensure that they receive the medical care they require.
” In addition, one dead body was discovered near the FPSO in the early hours of Sunday, February 6, 2022. The identify of the deceased person is yet unknown.

“As earlier confirmed, the fire burnt out completely as of Thursday afternoon, 3rd Feb. 2022, thus enabling closer inspection of the vessel.
A Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) with the relevant authorities, stakeholders, and expert organisations took place on Saturday, 5th February 2022.
“The focus of our joint efforts is to prioritise investigations towards establishing the whereabouts, safety, and security of the 7 crew members still missing, clean up and limit damage to the environment, and establish the cause of the explosion.
“We appreciate the assistance provided by the Clean Nigeria Associates, the Chevron team, NOSDRA, NUPRC, SPDC, NIMASA and people in the community, particularly the fishermen, who have been of immense assistance since the incident occurred.
“Members of the public should continue to keep away from the area while our Crisis Management Team monitors developments in the investigations and update all stakeholders with new information accordingly.”

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