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Ocean Ranger Tragedy Remembered

(St. John’s, NL – February 15, 2024) Energy NL joins members of the energy sector and people across Newfoundland and Labrador today as we remember the tragic loss of 84 crew members of the Ocean Ranger, along with their families and friends who carry their memories and their legacy.

“The tragic loss of the 84 crew members of the Ocean Ranger is a stark reminder of the realities of working in a harsh-weather environment. As we remember those lost, their loved ones, and the tragic events of that February, we as an industry remain focused on the safety of everyone who works in the energy sector, both offshore and onshore, and strive to do better every single day. All 84 individuals of the Ocean Ranger remain in our thoughts today, and every day.”
• Charlene Johnson, Energy NL CEO

The Ocean Ranger semi-submersible drill rig sunk on February 15, 1982, while exploring on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. All 84 crew members died.

An annual memorial service organized by Gonzaga High School will take place at the school located at 20 Smithville Crescent in St. John’s on Monday, February 19 at 1:00 p.m.

Energy NL represents approximately 500 member organizations worldwide which are involved in the energy sector. Members are active in all areas of the supply and service sector and include a diverse representation of businesses that range from offshore supply vessels and helicopters, carbon reduction and sustainable technologies, health and safety equipment and training, engineering solutions and fabricators to law firms and human resource agencies.