By MarEx 2015-07-14 18:33:43
DOF Management has confirmed that there was a fatal incident on board the AHTS Skandi Pacific on Tuesday, 175 Kilometers off the West Australian Coast.
The company has not provided details of the accident, but stated that operations were suspended immediately. The emergency response team was mobilized, and the vessel is now on its way back to port.
DOF issued a statement saying: “People’s safety and the welfare of their families is our priority. We are doing everything we can to support the families and other crew members. The Skandi Pacific will be met by DOF representatives and a team of professional counselors will be on-hand to offer support and care for the crew on board. An investigation will commence immediately.”
The Skandi Pacific is a high powered anchor handling vessel designed for field installation operations across a wide range of water depths and environmental conditions. It can accommodate 27 people.