Rig Explosion Destroys Mako

The 30 meter long,  multipurpose offshore vessel Mako was lost when the jack-up rig KS Endeavour caught fire off Nigeria.  The rig was drilling an exploratory well natural gas field when there was a “kick”.   A “kick”  occurs when gas is allowed to build up pressure while drilling.   If workers can not contain the gas pressure, it results in explosion and fire.    The fire quickly engulfed the rig and the Mako which was positioned near the rig as storage for the rig.   Two men were reported missing from the 152 working on the rig and the Mako.   The fire has caused the rig to partially collapse.  No reports to when or how the blaze will be extinguished.

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