Offshore Worker Falls into Barents Sea from Drilling Rig

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Scarabeo 8 file image via Kvitrud/wikipedia

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) reports today a worker fell from the semi-submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 8 into the Barents Sea today. The rig was opearting at the Goliat Field at the time of the incident.

After being recovered by the Esvagt Aurora, the person involved was sent to Hammerfest Hospital with minor injuries, according to the PSA.

Operations on the rig have been suspended while a PSA investigation is carried out.