DOF Management has confirmed there has been a fatal incident on board the Skandi Pacific today, July 14, 2015, 175 kilometers off the West Australian Coast.
The company said the incident occurred at 5.30 am AWST.
According to DOF, operations were suspended immediately, the emergency response team was mobilised and the vessel is now on its way back to port. DOF said that the authorities have been notified and added that an investigation will start immediately.
DOF did not provide details about the accident, but said:”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 and Programmed representatives and a team of professional counsellors will be on-hand to offer support and care for the crew on-board.”
Offshore Energy Today reached out to DOF seeking more info about the accident. Should there be any additional information, the article will be updated accordingly.
Skandi Pacific is an Anchor Handling Tug and Supply (AHTS) vessel built in 2011. The vessel can accommodate 27 persons.
Details have emerged about the incident on board AHTS Skandi Pacific. Read more about it here: Details emerge in fatal offshore accident (Australia)