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.