Press Conference Hosted by The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries

Key Points from the Press Conference Hosted by The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries

  • Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Stuart Young, stated that at this time, despite all the operations, the bodies of the divers have not been recovered.
  • Minister Stuart Young displayed a diagram and stated that the devices sent into the pipeline to locate the missing divers were obstructed by diving equipment which could not be by-passed.
  • Minister Stuart Young announced that an independent investigation will take place into this tragedy, which would include experts from BP and Shell.
  • Minister Stuart Young when answering a question regarding rescue divers being barred from searching for the men, stated that a judgement call was made by experts there at the time, including the Coast Guard who did risk assessments and determined that it was too dangerous.
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