Fatal accident in Iran

May 5, 2004, 09:00 CEST

A man was killed yesterday, 4 May, while working on the installation of the jacket for one of the gas platforms for the South Pars field off Iran. Statoil is operator for the development of the offshore part of phases six, seven and eight.

The man, a Russian citizen, worked for Seaway Heavy Lifting Ltd, a subcontractor of ISOICO.

ISOICO has the contract for construction and installation of the jackets for the gas platforms.

The accident happened when piles were being loaded from a barge to the Stanislav Yudin crane ship.

Both Statoil and Seaway Heavy Lifting have appointed internal commissions of inquiry to find the cause of the accident. The commissions are expected to arrive at the Stanislav Yudin this evening, 5 May.