Petronas working closely with contractor to ensure safety of workers on Yetagun oil rig

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KUCHING, Feb 8: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is extending the necessary efforts to ensure the safety of about 155 workers of its contractor on barge to the Yetagun oil rig located off the coast of Myanmar.

Petronas in a press statement today, gave reassurance that it is in close contact with the team and working closely with the contractor in overseeing the well-being of the workers and ensuring continuous supplies of essentials, including food, drinking water and fuel.

“Another 36 workers under the contractor and two Petronas employees were already transported to nearby hotels safely for onshore rest and recovery while observing Covid-19 quarantine requirements,” it said.

Petronas said this in response to news reports claiming that the workers are stranded offshore following a military coup in Myanmar.

According to Petronas, it is also working closely with its contractor, as well as the Embassy of Malaysia in Myanmar, Wisma Putra and all relevant authorities in managing this matter.

“The safety and well-being of our contractors and their families are our utmost priority,” it said. — DayakDaily