Typhoon hits Sinopec oil rig; 34 workers rescued, 2 missing

08 September 2010 11:25  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thirty-four workers at an offshore oil rig owned by Sinopec Group have been rescued after a typhoon hit the facility off the coast of China, the company said on Wednesday.

At 18:52 Beijing time on 7 September, Typhoon Malou hit the No 3 rig in Sinopec’s Shengli Oilfield, located in Bohai Bay, trapping all 36 workers on the platform after it tilted due to strong winds, the company said on its website.

Four of the 36 workers fell into the sea, with two rescued by this morning. Two workers were still missing, Sinopec said.

The rig's valves were closed and no oil had leaked, the company added.

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