Chevron Vessel Sinks off Nigeria Coast

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A support vessel capsized and sank during a tanker loading operation at a Single Mooring Buoy roughly 30 kilometers offshore in Nigeria’s Escravos area.

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, has confirmed that the vessel Jascon #4 belonging to its contractor, West African Ventures Limited, capsized and sank early Sunday, May 26.

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

Emergency response operations have commenced, including search and rescue with surface vessels, helicopters and divers.
 

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