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.