Days After FPSO Explosion, One Dead, Seven Crew Members Missing – SEPCOL

KOREDE FOGO
The Management of Shebah Exploration and Production Company Ltd. (SEPCOL) has confirmed that one dead body was recovered in the vicinity of the Trinity Spirit  Offshore Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) at the Ukpokiti field (OML 108) in Delta State.
The company mentioned that investigations has commenced to prioritize whereabouts, safety, and security of the seven crew members still missing.
Recall that Trinity Spirit, a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel exploded on Wednesday at Ukpokiti terminal.
Mr. Ikemefuna Okafor, Chief Executive Officer, SEPCOL (In receivership) who made this known in a statement released on Sunday in Lagos said three crew members of its offshore FPSO facility have been found alive.
Okafor said: “We can confirm that three crew members have been found alive in the community and our priority is to ensure that they receive the appropriate medical attention they need.
“Also, in the early hours of February 6, one dead body was discovered in the vicinity of the FPSO. The identity of the dead body is yet to be ascertained.”
He added that a Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) with the relevant authorities, stakeholders, and expert organisations happened on Feb. 5.
Okafor said the focus of the investigations is to prioritize whereabouts, safety, and security of the seven crew members still missing.
He added that it was also to clean up and limit damage to the environment, and establish the cause of the explosion.
Okafor urged members of the public to stay away from the area while the Crisis Management Team monitors developments in the investigations and update all stakeholders with new information accordingly

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