BSEE responds to fatality onboard drillship in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) says it is responding to a fatality onboard the Pacific Santa Ana drillship about 200 mi (322 km) south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pacific Santa Ana drillship was drilling for Chevron on Keathley Canyon block 96 in 4,800 ft (1,463 m) of water.

According to the operator, operations on the drillship have been shut down. There were no other injuries reported and personnel remain on the drillship. There was no reported pollution.

BSEE and US Coast Guard inspectors have started collecting evidence and taking statements.


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