Offshore rig manager sentenced to 4 years in prison

Maersk Drilling, a Danish offshore drilling contractor, has won a case against its former employee of Russian origin.

Namely, the employee, named Vladimir Volkov, according to Danish media, has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding the company. The 30-year-old, living in Murmansk, Russia, was arrested in June at the airport in Copenhagen.

He used to work as a rig manager aboard the Maersk Deliverer drilling rig, off the coast of West Africa.

Last week, he was convicted by the court of Lyngby of having paying for fictitious deliveries from a Ghanaian company using the company cash and then having the money transferred to his private account.

According to a Maersk Drilling spokesperson, the employee has been expelled from the company and has been ordered by the court to pay back full damages, around 23 million Danish crowns ($3.45 million), to Maersk Drilling.

Offshore Energy Today staff

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