St. John’s, NL – Today marks the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Ocean Ranger off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
“The sinking of the Ocean Ranger deeply impacted the lives of so many and the entire offshore industry,” said Robert Cadigan, Noia President and CEO. “Events such as this remind us of the importance of ensuring a strong safety culture for those working in the oil & gas industry. Our condolences go out to those who lost family and friends as a result of this terrible tragedy.”
The Ocean Ranger semi-submersible oil rig capsized and sank in a severe weather storm on February 15, 1982, while undertaking exploratory drilling 170 nautical miles east of St. John’s. All 84 crewmen, 56 of them Newfoundlanders, perished.