Nigerian Oil rig on fire, 100 personnel evacuated : 28 still trapped inside

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Fire broke out on an oil rig MAJESTIC of Depthwize Nigeria in waters of Koluama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, at around 0500 LT May 26, during tests. Some 100 workers which were on the platform, were evacuated to Port Harcourt, no casualties, no injures reported. Rig sustained serious damages, understood some constructions, among them living quarters, were destroyed. According to officials, fire was brought under control by firefighters. The oilfield is operated by ConOil, but the oil rig is owned by Depthwize Nigeria.

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