Chevron Tug Sinks off Coast of Nigeria
On May 26, a tug boat contracted by Chevron sunk in rough seas off the coast of Nigeria. The fate of its twelve person crew is uncertain as all men are still missing.
According to a statement from Chevron Nigeria, the Jascon-4 capsized early in the morning when it encountered “heavy ocean swells” while “performing towing operations” at a mooring point around 30 kilometers off the coast of the oil-rich Delta state.
Ship owner West African Ventures said, “Unfortunately all twelve crew members are still missing. Rescue operations involving sea divers are still ongoing and a full investigation into the incident is taking place.”
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