(St. John’s, NL – February 15, 2021) On February 15, 1982 the Ocean Ranger semi-submersible drill rig sank on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and Labrador, claiming the lives of all 84 crew members.
“Today we remember the crew of the Ocean Ranger who were tragically lost during an offshore storm, along with their family and friends for whom the memory of those 84 individuals remains strong. The sinking of the Ocean Ranger is etched in our collective memory and everyday acts as a reminder of the harsh environment of offshore Newfoundland and Labrador and the personal sacrifice of those who work there.”
• Charlene Johnson, CEO, Noia
The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (Noia) was founded in 1977 to represent the supply and service sector of the offshore oil and gas industry. Today, Noia represents almost 500 member organizations worldwide which are involved in, or benefit from, the oil and gas industry of Newfoundland and Labrador. Noia members are a diverse representation of businesses that range from offshore supply boats and helicopters, health and safety equipment and training, engineering solutions and fabricators to law firms and human resource agencies.