SEPCOL Update: Whereabouts Of 10 Crew Members Unknown

SEPCOL Update: Whereabouts Of 10 Crew Members Unknown

The whereabouts of ten crew members involved in the fire that burned the FPSO Trinity Spirit at the Ukpokiti Terminal in the early hours of Wednesday, February 2, 2022, are still unknown, according to Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SEPCOL).
The management of the in receivership Shebah Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SEPCOL) said it has been working with the appropriate authorities and stakeholders to keep the issue under control.
In a statement, Chief Executive Officer Ikemefuna Okafor stated the management has initiated an investigation into the cause of the incident.
Okafor confirmed that the fire burnt out completely on Thursday afternoon, February 3, 2022, and this has enabled closer inspection of the vessel.
He added that a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) has also been scheduled to hold today, Saturday, February 5, 2022, with the relevant authorities, stakeholders, and expert organisations.
The statement read further, “Currently, there are still no reported fatalities, and we continue prioritising investigations with respect to establishing the whereabouts, safety, and security of the ten crew members who were on board the vessel prior to the incident.
“We appreciate the assistance provided us by the Clean Nigeria Associates, the Chevron team, NOSDRA, NUPRC, SPDC 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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