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One dies, three crew members missing as oil rig collapses in Delta

An oil rig belonging to Seplat Energy Plc has collapsed in Delta State.

The Collapsed Seplat Oil Rig
The Collapsed Seplat Oil Rig

An oil rig belonging to Seplat Energy Plc has collapsed in Delta State.

According to a statement by Seplat posted on its official X handle on Tuesday, one person died following the collapse of its ‘Majestic’ oil rig near Ovhor in Delta State.

The oil company stated that 92 of the 96-member crew were accounted for and are in safe but three of its crew members are missing.

“Seplat Energy regrets to announce a serious incident on the Depthwise swamp drilling rig “Majestic” early this morning. Seplat, the operator of the SEPLAT/NNPCL joint venture, contracted the rig.

“It was in transit to its planned drilling location at Ovhor in Delta State when it capsized.

“92 of the 96-member crew are accounted for and safe. However, tragically one fatality occurred during the incident, while three other rig personnel are still missing”, the company wrote.

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