‘Aoka Mizu’ crew member evacuated

Source: press release, 27 March 2020

‘Aoka Mizu FPSO’ (photo: Hurricane Energy/Ralph Ehoff)
‘Aoka Mizu FPSO’ (photo: Hurricane Energy/Ralph Ehoff)

Hurricane Energy plc has confirmed that a crew member on the Aoka Mizu floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) at the Lancaster field has been evacuated to the mainland for medical reasons and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

The evacuated individual was transported onshore by an HM Coastguard helicopter and is now receiving medical treatment.

Hurricane is supporting Bluewater Lancaster Production (UK) Ltd, installation operator of the Aoka Mizu FPSO, with its response. Bluewater is working within the guidelines provided by NHS Scotland, Health Protection Scotland, and Oil and Gas UK in determining the next steps. Production operations at Lancaster have not been affected.