A crew member on a Pacific Drilling drillship, which is on a five-year charter to Chevron, was killed in an accident yesterday.
The drillship Pacific Santa Ana was operating for Chevron in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 200 miles south of Lake Charles, LA.
The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said operations on the drillship have been shut down. There was no reported pollution, no other injuries, and personnel remain on the drillship according to a statement issued by the bureau.
BSEE and US Coast Guard have started the process of collecting evidence and taking statements as part of the investigations.