OIL RIG DISASTERS
Updated 268 days ago
In late-October 2007, the Usumacinta jack-up was positioned over the Kab-101 platform. Strong winds forced the jack-up off location, causing it to collide with the Kab-101 platform and rupture the platform's production tree. Twenty-two workers lost their lives as a result of the emergency evacuation in storm-force conditions. The leaking hydrocarbons ignited twice, causing major fire damage to both the Usumacinta and the Kab-101...
A listing of major offshore oil and gas drilling related accidents, with details and photographs of the drilling rigs involved.