Angola heli crash: One worker still missing

U.S. oil company Chevron is still searching for a worker who went missing after the helicopter carrying six people crashed offshore Angola over a week ago. Five bodies have been recovered so far.

The helicopter was carrying five passengers and a pilot to Chevron’s Tombua Landana platform off Angola, when it crashed last Monday.

Four bodies were recovered soon after the accident, with two workers missing at the time. The body of one of the two missing workers was found on Sunday.

In a statement sent on Wednesday to Offshore Energy Today, Chevron said that the body „of our missing colleague found this past Sunday, has been recovered from the water.“

“Authorities have confirmed the identity and the family has been notified. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected by this incident,” a Chevron spokesperson said.

“We continue to search for the last missing person, flight voice and data recorder and remaining aircraft wreckage.”

To remind, earlier this week Chevron told Offshore Energy Today that parts of the wreckage had been discovered.

According to the company, resources assigned to the search effort remain „substantial“, including surface vessels and subsurface search equipment, such as remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for visual assessment; sonar equipment; and diver supported assessments.

“Incident investigation is ongoing. Multi-functional teams, in consultation with subject matter experts, are working together to develop plans to bring the located wreckage to the surface,” Chevron said.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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