|Monday, July 31, 2000
Sixty non-essential workers were evacuated from Santa Fe's jackup, Galaxy III, when a major gas leak was discovered. The rig was working in the South Everest field located 145 miles off the coast of Dundee. Twenty-two workers remained on the rig to bring the leak under control. No injuries were reported and the non-essential crew is expected to return in a phased operation over the next three days.