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Update: UK North Sea Oil Worker Goes Missing from Drilling Rig, Search Stood Down

Jan 23, 2023

An offshore oil worker went missing from a drilling rig in the UK North Sea, 100 miles southeast of the Aberdeen coast, on Sunday.The BBC reported Monday that a search and rescue operation had been launched after an alarm was raised at around 9 p.m. Sunday. According to the public service broadcaster, two oil supply vessels, a Coast Guard helicopter, and a Coast Guard plane were taking part in the search and rescue operation…

Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Four Missing from Helicopter that Crashed Near Gulf of Mexico Platform

Dec 30, 2022

The Coast Guard called off its search for four passengers onboard a downed helicopter about 10 miles off the coast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.At around 8:40 a.m., Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders got a call from…

Vietnam Offshore Vessel Saves 154 Rohingya from Sinking Boat, Transfers Them to Myanmar Navy

Dec 09, 2022

A Vietnamese oil service vessel rescued 154 people from a sinking boat in the Andaman Sea and has transferred them to Myanmar's navy, state media reported, a group that was confirmed by activists as minority Rohingya Muslims. The vessel, Hai Duong 29…

Twelve Bodies Recovered From Waters Off Hong Kong After Typhoon Chaba Sinks Ship

Jul 04, 2022

Chinese search and rescue officials pulled 12 bodies on Monday from waters southwest of Hong Kong after an engineering vessel snapped in two as tropical storm Chaba passed through, state television said.Maritime authorities of the southern province…

More Than Two Dozen Missing after Ship Snaps in Two, Sinks Off Hong Kong

Jul 04, 2022

More than two dozen crew on an engineering [reportedly an offshore wind] vessel [Fujing 001] with 30 people on board were missing after it snapped in two in waters off Hong Kong as tropical storm Chaba passed through, authorities said.Three crew members were rescued…

Update: Four Dead as Helicopter with 9 Aboard Crashes Near ONGC Rig

Jun 28, 2022

A helicopter carrying seven passengers and two pilots ditched in the Arabian Sea near the Indian oil company ONGC's jack-up rig Sagar Kiran, in Mumbai High, offshore India. Four people died. According to initial tweets from the Coast Guard and…

VIDEO: Coast Guard Rescues Nine People From Burning Jack-up Rig in Texas

Feb 25, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued nine people Thursday from a burning jack-up drilling rig near Sabine Pass, Texas.Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a notification at 12:51 p.m. from the dredging vessel Ohio that the Pride…

BP Extends Vroon ERRVs Contract

Feb 27, 2020

Maritime offshore-services supplier Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Ltd has secured a three-year contract extension with BP, worth around £30million.VOS, one of the largest providers of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV) in the North Sea…

Sentinel Marine Expands Fleet

Jan 07, 2020

Offshore support vessel operator Sentinel Marine has introduced the newest fleet of emergency response and rescue vessels in the North Sea – and help clean up the offshore environment.All eight ships recently built to order by Sentinel Marine…

EnQuest Selects Esvagt as ERRV Provider

Dec 17, 2019

Offshore vessel provider Esvagt has been awarded a new contract with the United Kingdom-based petroleum exploration and production company EnQuest for the provision of emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV).According to the provider of safety and support at sea…

Atlantic Offshore Get Extension for 3 ERRVs

Jul 09, 2019

Norway-based Atlantic Offshore, a provider of safety and support at sea, announced that it has received contract extensions for three of its emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs).The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) UK has declared a 9 month option for Ocean Osprey…

BP Hires Vroon for Trinidad and Tobago

May 28, 2019

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC has awarded Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen a multiple year, multi-million pound contract.Vroon said on Monday that BP had hired three emergency rescue and response vessels (ERRVs) from its subsidiary, Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen…

Vroon Offshore Services Wins BP Contract

Apr 09, 2019

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Aberdeen has been awarded a major new contract with BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC, for the provision of emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) services.As per contract, three vessels are supporting BP’s operations in the waters of Trinidad and Tobago…

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