Press Esc to close
Monday 21 August 2017
News updated at 7:30 PM IST

2 Indians among dead as Saudi oil rig sinks in Persian Gulf

Dubai, Dec 28, 2013, (PTI): 16:56 IST
The bodies of two Indians and a Bangladeshi, reported missing when an offshore oil rig of Saudi Arabia's state-run petroleum giant Aramco sank in the Persian Gulf, have been found, officials said today. Reuters file photo for representation only
The bodies of two Indians and a Bangladeshi, reported missing when an offshore oil rig of Saudi Arabia's state-run petroleum giant Aramco sank in the Persian Gulf, have been found, officials said today.

Aramco had earlier said the two Indian and a Bangladeshi workers were missing following yesterday's accident in the waters off the coast of al-Safaniya region, the site of the world's largest offshore oil field.

The remaining 24 crew suffered "limited injuries" but were rescued, Aramco said.

"They (bodies) were all found. We found two of them late yesterday and another one this morning," Eastern Province Coastguard spokesman Col Khaled al-Arqubi was quoted as saying by AFP.

The platform was carrying out maintenance work at an oil well in al-Safaniya in Eastern Province, 265 km north of the city of Dhahran, when the accident took place.

Aramco said a thorough investigation had been launched into the accident, which had not affected its operations.

Saudi Arabia is the world's top oil producer.

Discovered in 1951, al-Safaniya oil field has a capacity of more than 1.2 million barrels per day.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A butterfly on a flower at a park in Guwahati on...

A butterfly on a flower at a park in Guwahati on...

An artist giving finishing touches to the idols of Lord Ganesha during the upcoming...

An artist giving finishing touches to the idols of Lord Ganesha during the upcoming...

Villagers fishing in the flood-hit Balimukh village in Morigaon district of Assam...

Villagers fishing in the flood-hit Balimukh village in Morigaon district of Assam...

Women take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 'Disco Dance' to...

Women take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 'Disco Dance' to...

A villager carrying household items submerged in flood waters, at the flood-hit Balimukh...

A villager carrying household items submerged in flood waters, at the flood-hit Balimukh...

Legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with his fans during the 2nd edition of Mumbai Half Marathon...

Legend cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with his fans during the 2nd edition of Mumbai Half Marathon...

Fruit vendors row a boat as they look for customers inside the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer...

Fruit vendors row a boat as they look for customers inside the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017...

A flower composition is seen during the 48th Debrecen Flower Festival in Debrecen, 226 kms east...

A flower composition is seen during the 48th Debrecen Flower Festival in Debrecen, 226 kms east...

Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal showcases a creation by designer Kazingmei during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Vidyut Jamwal showcases a creation by designer Kazingmei during Lakme Fashion...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.