DOF confirms fatal accident on anchor handlerNews // July 16, 2015
The accident took place on the AHTS Skandi Pacific.
DOF Management has confirmed that a fatal incident took place on the AHTS Skandi Pacific on 14 July, 175km off the West Australian coast.
Operations were suspended immediately, an emergency response team was mobilised and the vessel is now on its way back to port. The authorities have been notified.
"People’s safety and the welfare of their families is our priority," said DOF. "We are doing everything we can to support the families and other crew members."
Skandi Pacific will be met by DOF representatives and a team of professional counsellors will be on-hand to offer support and care for the crew on-board.
An investigation will commence immediately.