Statoil and COSL have confirmed information from the police that one person has died as a result of a breaking wave that hit the drilling rig COSL Innovator yesterday.
Two other people were injured and are receiving medical treatment ashore. The rig is now heading to shore under its own power, while evacuation takes place.
COSL and Statoil were notified at 5 pm on Wednesday that three people had been injured when a breaking wave hit COSL Innovator.
COSL Innovator is under contract to Statoil at the Troll field in the North Sea, west of Bergen. The rig had been taken off the well as a result of the bad weather before the incident occurred. The breaking wave also caused some damage to the rig’s accommodation module.
The injured persons have been flown to shore by Sea King helicopter from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and by one of Statoil’s own rescue helicopters.