Aban Offshore: Statement regarding the sinking of the Aban Pearl drilling rig offshore Venezuela

Source: Aban Offshore

Aban Pearl, a semisubmersible ship owned by one of the subsidiaries of Aban offshore, which was engaged in contract at offshore Venezuela is reported to have sunk in the early hours of Thursday, May 13, 2010 (GMT -5).

At the time of reported incident, the rig was manned with 95 personnel; and all personnel were evacuated safely.

The causes of semisubmersible sinking are unknown at this stage. At the time of issuance of this statement, the company is assisting in assessment and in determination of the causes of the incident.



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