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 Boat Sinks Near Heritage Platform  No injuries reported

A screengrab from a video circulating on social media showing the Liftboat Daniela sinking

Boat Sinks Near Heritage Platform

No injuries reported

 

See video of Liftboat Daniela sinking. Video via social media

 

By Prior Beharry

A SUPPLY boat to Heritage Petroleum has sunk in the Gulf of Paria after developing a leak on Wednesday morning.

The vessel called Liftboat Daniela was leaving Heritage Well S82 in the north acreage field when it developed a “list” (meaning it began to take in water and tilt to one side), a release from Trinity Group of Companies, which owns the vessel, stated.

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Trinity confirmed that the incident occurred around 8 am on Wednesday.

The release stated that the captain evacuated the vessel and no injuries were recorded.

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The company stated, “By 9 am our vessel Liftboat Daniela had capsized and now sits on the seafloor no longer posing a risk to any Heritage Petroleum platforms or installations.”

An investigation is underway, the release stated.

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