Drill Rig MAJESTIC Capsizes

by | Aug 16, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly rig accident near Ovhor Oilfield, Delta State, Nigeria on August 15, 2023.  According to reports, the drill rig MAJESTIC was being transported to a new location when it capsized with 96 crew members on board.  It is believed at least six crew members have been killed in the incident, and additional workers remain missing at this time.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those involved in this incident.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A boat caught fire in Braintree, Massachusetts on August 12, 2023.  There was a deadly boating accident in Austin, Texas on August 13, 2023.  There was a crash between a boat and a jet ski on Lake Travis on August 13, 2023.  There was a deadly boating accident in Atlantic City, New Jersey on August 12, 2023.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  Safe offshore vessel owners and operators must ensure that their ships do not put the lives of hard working men and women at risk.  Safe companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, to also ensure that the environment is not impacted.

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