Petro-Canada Extends Deepest Sympathy after Helicopter Tragedy

The following statement was issued today on behalf of Petro-Canada by Alan Brown, Vice-President, East Coast in response to last week's helicopter tragedy offshore Newfoundland. Petro-Canada is operator of the Terra Nova field.

"On behalf of everyone at Petro-Canada, I want to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to all those touched by the tragic loss of Cougar Flight 91 last Thursday morning. At this time, the thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with the families, friends, co-workers and employers of the passengers and crew, and indeed with all the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

"Ours is a tight knit community and because of that, this tragedy is touching all of us in very personal and different ways. Many of our staff know or have worked with those who were lost. They, as well as their families and friends, therefore share the deep sense of loss being felt in our community. Our thoughts continue to be with the families who are coping with tremendous loss, as well as with the family of the person who was rescued."