Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL), the Operator of the Jubilee field, on Wednesday said it was aware of an incident offshore involving a contractor who jumped overboard the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at 14:25 hours on Tuesday.
A statement from the Company said full Emergency Response procedures were activated, and the contractor was rescued at 14:33 hours.
“The individual received emergency treatment and is currently being managed by a medical team in Accra. There was no injury following medical assessment. Jubilee operations were not impacted and continues,” it said.
“Tullow and MODEC Ghana have contacted all relevant authorities. Safety and security of all our people offshore and onshore are of utmost priority to Tullow. The company continues to observe key safety measures,” the statement added.
A Sub-contractor working with Tullow Oil Ghana on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah escaped death after he fell from the massive vessel into the high current waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the oil exploration enclave offshore Jubilee Cape Three Points last Tuesday.
The cause of the incident was not immediately known.
It took the swift action of divers, whose rescue operation took less then 10 minutes, to pull the man, who is a sub-contractor on board the FPSO, from the water.