“An employee remains hospitalized in a serious condition, around 90% from the burned body at the public hospital in Macaé. Just this morning, the 2nd victim of the accident died. The employee was a technician in inspections and calibration, he had 96% on his body burned. On the same day as the accident, another 28-year-old employee also died.
The vessel had left the Marlim Field, which is one of the largest oil extraction areas in the Campos Basin, with at least 13 platforms in operation. This same ship was heading to Porto do Açú, in São João da Barra. This vessel was undergoing maintenance at the time of the accident.
In a statement, Petrobras said that it invests in intensive training to avoid this type of accident and demands the same from supplier companies. She also mourned the death of employee Erick S. Nascimento Freitas.
Odebrecht, which owns the drillship, also regretted the case and said that it is investigating the case and is providing all assistance to the victims' families.
The company that hired the employees, IMI, also endorses and reiterates what Petrobras and Odebrecht said above.”
That's why it's important to take all safety courses, don't do things "nice" and review all operational procedures before performing any offshore activity. We literally live under a ticking time bomb. What do you directly affect the life of the companion on board. So don't give in to pressure, if you can't get the job done, don't! You have the right to refuse and your life comes first, don't forget that there are family members waiting and dependent on you on land.