Lukoil Updates on Helicopter Crash Offshore Ghana

Lukoil Overseas, operator of international upstream projects of Lukoil Group, confirmed Friday that on Thursday, May 8, a helicopter crashed in the coast waters of the Republic of Ghana 3.4 nautical miles (5.4 kilometers) from Takoradi.

The transportation helicopter operated by the local airline carrier and on contract to Lukoil was on a routine crew shuttle mission transporting contractor personnel from the airport in Takoradi to the Jack Ryan (UDW drillship) chartered by Lukoil to conduct exploration activities offshore Ghana.

There were eight persons onboard the helicopter, including two crew members of the local airline carrier and six representatives of several contracting service companies. There were no Lukoil employees onboard.

Three fatalities have been confirmed and one person remains missing. Four survivors have been transported for medical attention to local hospitals and currently remain under medical observation, they have no known serious injuries.

A search and rescue mission was launched immediately with support from the Ghana Navy and Air Force and other operators in the area. A search is currently underway to locate one missing person. An investigation is launched to identify the causes of accident.

Lukoil Overseas extends its sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in this tragic accident.


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Bertwell Nyeduko | May. 15, 2014
My sincere condolences to families who lost their loved ones. We pray God to give the bereaved the strength to bear this great loss. From Bertwell Nyeduko Sedco 702

Ali Hamza | May. 11, 2014

Ruslan Zakirov | May. 9, 2014
Thats a really sad news. But thanks to great efforts on training and safety provisions from both operating company and helicopter provider, we have 4 survivors in this tragedy.

Matthew Chairs | May. 9, 2014
God bless everyone involved. Prayers for the families of those lost. You have our condolences from the family of the Deepwater Pathfinder

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