Jack-up rig Perro Negro 6 sank offshore Angola

Saipem S.p.A. reported that the Perro Negro 6 sank offshore Angola after the seabed collapsed under one of the rig's three legs at night July 1 13. The rig was engaged in drilling operations

near the mouth of the Congo River at the border of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo in approximately 40 meters of water, Saipem said in a press release.

One hundred and three workers were on board the rig when the Perro Negro suddenly tilted, causing the rig to take on water and capsize. One crew member is missing, and six other workers suffered minor injuries. The Perro Negro is working under contract with Chevron Corporation through early 2015 at a day rate in the upper $110,000s, according to Rigzone's RigLogix database.

Jack-up rig Perro Negro 6, IMO 8770572, length 90 meters, 9627 gt, built 2008, flag Bahamas.


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