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BW Offshore says five killed in Brazil explosion were its workers
February 12, 2015 / 3:52 PM / in 3 years

BW Offshore says five killed in Brazil explosion were its workers

OSLO (Reuters) - All five people killed in an explosion aboard a BW Offshore oil and gas production vessel in Brazil were the company’s employees, a spokesman said on Thursday.

A person rescued from the Cidade de Sao Mateus, a floating oil production, storage and offloading ship (FPSO), is wheeled to an ambulance by paramedics at the Eurico de Aguiar Salles airport in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state February 11, 2015. REUTERS/Rodrigo Gavini

The “vast majority” of workers on the vessel were Brazilian nationals and there were no Norwegians on board, BW Offshore’s Torfinn Buaroey told Reuters.

The floating production storage and offloading vessel, working for Petrobras suffered an explosion on Wednesday, which also injured ten workers, two of whom are in critical condition.

Four remain missing.

BW Offshore declined to discuss the nationality of the workers that were killed.

Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis; Editing by Balazs Koranyi

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