Chevron’s Jascon #4 vessel capsized and sank during operations
WARRI: Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, has announced that Jascon #4 vessel belonging to its contractor, West African Ventures Limited, capsized and sank early this morning while supporting a tanker loading at Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) #3, a loading point 30 km offshore in the Escravos area of Delta state, Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement issued by Chevron and signed by its spokesman Deji Haastrup which was made available to Biztellers via Electronic mail.
Initial reports however 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.
CNL wishes to stress that we conduct our business operations in line with the safest global industry standards. The safety of our employees and contractors” the statement reads in part.