February 28, 2022

Investigative Committee Set Up To Look Into Tragedy Involving Divers

By Newsroom

An investigative committee will be set up to look into last Friday’s tragic incident which saw four underwater welders being trapped in a pipeline.

The announcement was made by Energy Minister Stuart Young, who said in a press briefing this morning that the committee will include industry experts from Shell, BP, an expert diver and the Energy Ministry’s Permanent Secretary.

On Sunday; Chairman of the Paria Fuel Trading Company, Newman George, said rescue efforts had shifted to recovery, as the four men- Fyzal Kurban, Rishi Nagassar, Yusuf Henry, and Kazim Ali Jr- were now presumed dead, having been stuck in the 36 inch diametre pipeline since Friday.

The committee will look at the supposed gaps in communication and procedures, with a mandate of putting forward recommendations to prevent future occurrences. The investigative committee was announced by Energy Minister Stuart Young , on the orders of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley.