Trinidad: Search continues for divers after ‘incident’

Port of Spain – As the search continues for four divers of an underwater team, the Paria Trading Company in a statement late Friday, said one member of the team has been found and was admitted to hospital  in stable condition.

According to Paria, five employees of LMSC Ltd, a private contractor, were conducting an underwater maintenance exercise at No. 36 Sealine riser, berth six, when “an incident occurred”.

It resulted in “the loss of sight” of the five-member team who were being monitored from the shore.

It’s reported that the dive team was installing a riser to a 36-inch pipe used to get oil out, when a valve either was opened or blew, causing a vacuum pulling in the team.

Paria said the cause and extent of damage are still being determined.
The company said an incident management protocol team was immediately contacted, and the Coast Guard is now assisting with the rescue. (CMC)

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