It has emerged that the South African who allegedly attempted suicide by jumping from the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah into the sea on Tuesday in the Republic of Ghana, is a sub-contractor.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by Tullow Ghana Limited, the operator of the Jubilee Field, Ghana.

“Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL), ‘operator’ of the Jubilee Field, is aware of a man overboard incident offore at the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at 14:25 hours on Tuesday, 18 June, 2019.

“The individual involved is a sub-contractor,” the statement said.

Tullow says full emergency response procedures were activated, and the contractor was rescued at about 14:33 hours.

“The individual received emergency treatment and is currently being managed by a medical team in Accra.There was no injury following medical
assessment,” the statement added.

It added that ,”Tullow and MODEC Ghana have contacted all relevant authorities.”

Tullow explained that safety and security
of all workers offshore and onshore are of utmost priority to them, adding that the company would
continue to observe key safety measures.

It stated that, “Jubilee operations were not impacted and continue.”

By: Michael Creg Afful

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