September 25, 2007 | Mark Paradies

Accident Aboard Viking Islay Kills 3

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Associated Press and the BBC report that three crew members employed by Vroon Offshore Services Ltd in Aberdeen, Scotland, were found unconscious in a storage area aboard the rescue vessel Viking Islay. The three men had been working to secure an anchor chain. The vessel had been supporting the Ensco 92 drilling rig on BP’s Amethyst Field in the North Sea.

The ship returned to port in Immingham, Scotland, on Monday and the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has started an investigation and root cause analysis.

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