3 Crew Dead After North Sea Accident

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Three crewmembers died after an accident aboard a rescue vessel on the North Sea, the boat's owners said Sunday. The accident is under investigation by Britain’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch. The men, two Britons and a Pole, were working aboard the Viking Islay when the accident occurred, Vroon Offshore Services Ltd. said in a statement. The Viking Islay, which was supporting operations at a rig in BP PLC's Amethyst Field in the North Sea, has now returned to port. Vroon Offshore Chief Executive Graham Philip said it was still unclear exactly what happened. Vroon Offshore, part of the Vroon Group BV, provides of emergency response services to the offshore oil and gas industry. (Source: AP)

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