Chevron vessel capsize in Delta state

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Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture,  has confirmed  that Jascon #4 vessel belonging to its contractor, West African Ventures Limited, has capsized and sank in the early hours of Sunday in Delta State.

The vessel sank while supporting a tanker loading at Single Mooring (SBM) #3 a loading point 30 km offshore in the Escravos area.

Chevron’s General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs explained in a statement that Initial reports indicated that heavy ocean swells caused the Jascon #4 to capsize while performing tension tow operations of the tanker at SBM #3.

He confirmed that emergency response has commenced, including Search and Rescue operation with surface vessels, helicopters and divers.

According to him “Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, confirms that Jascon #4 vessel belonging to our contractor, West African Ventures Limited, capsized and sank early this morning while supporting a tanker loading at Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) #3, a loading point 30 km offshore in the Escravos area of Delta state, Nigeria.

Initial reports indicated that heavy ocean swells caused the Jascon #4 to capsize while performing tension tow operations of the tanker at SBM #3.

Emergency Response has commenced, including Search and Rescue operation with surface vessels, helicopters and divers.

CNL wishes to stress that we conduct our business operations in line with the safest global industry standards. The safety of our employees and contractors alike, remains our highest priority,”

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