Vital Safety

vital | adjective | 1. critical, absolutely necessary 2. performing and essential function 3. characteristic of life


Drilling Supply Vessel - 3 dead cleaning tank

3 October 2009 - Three people have died while cleaning a water based mud tank on drilling supply vessel in Nigeria.  The company involved with the incident was contracting to Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil.

The three men had cleaned three other tanks on the vessel prior to the incident.  Preliminary investigations found that entry permits and initial gas testing had been conducted however continuous gas monitoring and ventilation was not in operation.