Accident on Pacific Drilling drillship, one dead

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.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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