Two injured in accident on Maersk Drilling jackup at Tambar

Two workers were injured yesterday in an accident onboard 2013-built Maersk Drilling jackup rig Maersk Interceptor, currently drilling for Aker BP at the Tambar field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Neither Maersk or Aker BP revealed the nature of the accident, but it resulted in one worker falling overboard. They were picked up by a standby boat and taken to hospital by helicopter, while the other worker was treated onboard the rig and later taken to Norway by helicopter.

“Our primary concern remains the safety and wellbeing of our employees and all those affected by the situation. We are establishing crisis counselling for our employees,” Maersk Drilling said in a statement.

“Our first priority is the personnel on board. We have activated our emergency preparedness organisation and cooperate closely with the HRS and relevant authorities to handle the situation,” Aker BP said in a statement issued in Norwegian on its site.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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