Video: One Dead, Three Missing After Drilling Rig Capsizes In Nigeria

Nigeria’s Seplat Energy has declared that Majestic, the Depthwise swamp drilling rig, capsized on 15 August in the early hours.

As the joint venture (JV) SEPLAT/NNPCL operator, Seplat reportedly contracted the rig sailing to the planned drilling spot at Ovhor based in Delta State when it submerged.

Video Credits: Gifty Libs / Facebook

An individual has passed away, and three others have been missing. The other 92 of the 96-member crew are safe.

Seplat mentioned in its statement that prayers and thoughts are with the loved ones of the crew member who lost his life and the three missing (at the time of the report). The rescue and emergency response team works with the rig owner, and relevant authorities are activated and on-site. The priority will be the safety and well-being of affected personnel and their families.

References: Oedigital, MarketScreener, BNN

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