Workers sent to hospital after Jurong Shipyard ‘incident’

03 December 2012 12:37  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--A total of 90 workers at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore were sent to various hospitals on Monday after an “incident” occurred during a jacking test onboard a jack-up rig under construction.

Jurong Shipyard said it was unable to provide further details on the incident, which happened at around 10:30 local time (02:30GMT), until a later stage. However, according to the Straits Times newspaper, the jack-up rig had tilted to one side.

In a statement on its website, Jurong Shipyard said all personnel working onboard have been accounted for with no fatalities.

“As at 5.10 pm [Singapore local time], 53 workers had been discharged with 4 admitted to hospitals for treatment and observation and the balance under review,” it said.

“The shipyard is presently investigating the cause of the incident. As investigations are in progress, the company is unable to provide further details at this stage,” the group added.

Jurong Shipyard, which provides ship repair, shipbuilding, ship conversion, rig building and offshore engineering, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SembCorp Marine, a Singapore utilities and marine group.


By: Franco Capaldo
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