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JASCON 4 Incident, 15 Nm offshore Escravos, Nigeria

29 May 2013

Further to previous reports made on the incident of our anchor handling tug Jascon 4, which sunk while on static tow of a tanker 15 Nm offshore Escravos, Nigeria on Sunday 26th May early morning, we are able to report that divers have found and identified one survivor, Mr. Okene Harrison.

He was the Vessel’s cook and of Nigerian nationality.

Mr. Harrison was medically examined and he is currently in a stable condition and under treatment on board the diving support vessel.

Jan Messchendorp, General Manager of West African Ventures commented: “We are very grateful for the survival of Mr. Harrison. We express our sincere gratitude to our divers for their outstanding performance and their inexhaustible efforts made so far. Our thoughts continue to be with the families of the rest of the crew”. 

The search and rescue operation will continue until all crew members are accounted for and we are in the meantime offering all support possible to the families of the missing crew members. We have also commenced a full investigation into the cause of the incident.

 

For further information, please contact:

Corrie van Kessel
+31 (0) 10 7540 113, +31 (0)6 5105 2062

College Hill, London - Catherine Wickman
+44 (0)20 7457 2020

 

About West African Ventures

West African Ventures (WAV) is an indigenous Nigerian company and offers marine support services and sub-sea construction projects in Nigeria.

Further information can be obtained at www.waventures.com