Seplat Energy has confirmed one person dead, three missing, and 92 safe out of the 96 crew members on the Depthwise swamp drilling rig “Majestic” that capsized in the early hours of today.
Seplat Chief Executive Officer, Roger Brown confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday,
He says , “Seplat as the operator of the SEPLAT/NNPCL joint venture contracted the rig. It was in-transit to its planned drilling location at Ovhor in Delta State when it capsized”.
He noted that “92 of the 96-member crew are accounted for and safe. However, tragically one fatality occurred during the incident, while three other rig personnel are still missing.
He says the emergency response have been activated to rescue the missing three
and rescue efforts working alongside the rig owner and the authorities have been activated and are onsite.