Fatality on Drillship in Gulf of Mexico
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a report of a fatality on a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) approximately 200 miles south of Lake Charles, LA, in 4,800 feet of water. The Pacific Santa Ana drillship was beginning drilling operations for Chevron.
According to the operator, operations on the drillship have been shut down. There were no other injuries reported and personnel remain on the drill ship. There was no reported pollution.
BSEE and U. S. Coast Guard inspectors traveled to the drillship this afternoon and have begun collecting evidence and taking statements. The incident will be investigated by both BSEE and the U. S. Coast Guard.