Two Rig Workers Die off Malaysia

Two oil rig workers died in an accident on Saturday, October 18th on board Ensco 104 rig chartered to SapuraKencana offshore Malaysia, rig contractor Ensco confirmed in a statement.

“We are extremely saddened by the deaths of two crew members during the weekend aboard Ensco 104, a jackup drilling rig operating offshore Malaysia,“Ensco said in a statement.

It has been reported that the two workers were conducting routine inspection work about 152 nautical miles off Kerteh beach when the safety harness attached to a lifeboat broke, causing both to fall to the ship’s deck, Singapore’s Straits Times reports.

The cause of death to both men were fatal head injuries.

According to district police chief Che Suza Che Hitam,  quoted by the newspaper,  the potential foul play has been ruled out.

Investigation is underway onboard ENSCO 104 so as to establish the cause of the incident.

World Maritime News Staff, Image: Oracle Risk Consultants

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Oct 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

5th Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibition

CWC Group in partnership with ENH and with the support and participation from MIREME and INP…

read more >

Europort 2018

From 15-17 May 2018, the 12th edition of Europort Romania willl take place in the IDU Hall in Constanta…

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC)

It is unique in bringing together the oil and gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry…

read more >

Seatrade Maritime Middle East

The three days will include a thought-provoking, educational conference programme…

read more >