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Five killed and four missing in FPSO explosion offshore Brazil

13th February 2015

Five people have been killed and four remain missing after an explosion occurred on an FPSO operated by BW Offshore yesterday off Brazil

Five people have been killed and four remain missing after an explosion occurred on an FPSO operated by BW Offshore yesterday off Brazil
The FPSO is operating on the Camarupim and Camarupim Norte fields in Espirito Santo littoral approximately 120 kilometres from the coast

Five people have been killed, 10 injured and two remain in a critical condition after an explosion yesterday on the FPSO Cidade de Sao Mateus operated by BW Offshore on behalf of Petrobras.

"It is with deep sadness that we learned that at 1250 hrs yesterday an explosion occurred onboard the FPSO Cidade de Sao Mateus which we operate on behalf of Petrobras in Brazil,” said Carl K. Arnet, CEO of BW Offshore.

All five fatalities were employees of BW Offshore.

“Based on the latest information we have, five fatalities have been confirmed. Four of our men are still missing. All others are accounted for and receiving medical care where needed, with two in critical condition, and for safety reasons, the crew have all been taken off the unit. Next of kin are informed and crew and families are now receiving support from our local response team. Production has been stopped and the unit has been shut down. We will keep this website updated with the latest accurate information. Our thoughts and focus remain on the crew and families."

The next of kin have been informed and all personnel are being attended to by a special support team established by BW Offshore Brazil.

Production has been stopped and the unit has been shut down. The unit is operated for Petrobras by BW Offshore. The FPSO is operating on the Camarupim and Camarupim Norte fields in Espirito Santo littoral approximately 120 kilometres from the coast.

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