Brazilian workers illegally consumed cleaning liquid on board the FPSO which is currently being transported by the Boskali’s ‘Boka Vanguard’ from China to Brazil
During the transit a contractor, designated by the yard, is conducting preservation works on board of the FPSO. These works are part of the pre-delivery activities by the yard before the FPSO is delivered to the operator in Brazil later this month. Six persons employed by the designated contractor, all with the Brazilian nationality, illegally consumed a cleaning liquid found on board of the FPSO, said Boskalis.
According to Boskalis, this liquid is a substance customarily used for degreasing purposes, presumably containing a mixture of ethanol and the severely toxic methanol.
Regrettably one of the affected individuals passed away before the medical assistance was on site. However, the remaining five persons were safely medivaced to a hospital in Durban, South Africa and are successfully recovering from intoxication.
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