Chevron Tug Sinks

On May 26, a tug boat contracted by Chevron sank in rough seas off the coast of Nigeria. The fate of its twelve person crew is uncertain as all men are still missing.

Chevron Nigeria states the JASCON-4 capsized early in the morning when it encountered “heavy ocean swells” at a mooring point around 20 miles off the coast.

Ship owner West African Ventures said, “Unfortunately all twelve crew members are still missing. Rescue operations involving sea divers are still ongoing and a full investigation into the incident is taking place.”