Workers on board FPSO Kwame Nkrumah are still in a state of shock after a man identified as a South African national allegedly attempted suicide on Ghana’s first oil vessel on Tuesday, June 18.

It is unclear what might have triggered the suicide attempt but a source on board the FPSO told Empire News’ Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan the south African jumped from the vessel into the waters.

“Tullow Ghana Limited (Operator) of the Jubilee field is aware of an incident offshore involving a contractor who jumped overboard the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at 14:25 hours on Tuesday 18, June 2019,” Tullow confirmed in a statement.

“Full Emergency Response procedures were activated, and the contractor was rescued at 14:33 hours. The individual received emergency treatment and is currently being managed by a medical team in Accra,” the statement added.

“There was no Injury following medical assessment. Jubilee operations were not impacted and continues.  Tullow and MODEC Ghana have contacted all relevant authorities. Safety and security of all our people offshore and onshore are of utmost priority to Tullow. The company continues to observe key safety measures,” the statement added.

The divers with the assistance of some tugboats around managed to resuscitate the  foreign national.

Source: Ghana/ Ohene Gyan