To be attributed to Mr Mok Kim Whang, President and General Manager, Keppel Subic Shipyard:
We are deeply saddened that one of the seven injured workers had passed away in Our Lady of Lourdes International Medical Center, Olongapo City at around 10.15pm last night, on 7 October 2011.
This brings the total number of fatalities to six. They were Cris Xander Papna, Jhay Lord Reyes, Glenn Miranda and Ronaldo Bagay who were project employees of Keppel Subic Shipyard (KSS) and Mark San Juan and Ronald Lara, who were from Garcia & Rocafor General Services (G&R), the yard's subcontractor.
Of the six injured workers, Berlindo Asinas and Eleazar Elopre Jr. are KSS project employees while Albert Recana, Alvin Penaverde, Wendy May Balaba and Belmore Dela Vega are workers from G&R. Currently, three of them are in stable condition and the other three are still warded in the intensive care unit.
The yard has suspended work on this vessel pending further investigation.
We are saddened that this incident has happened and our foremost thoughts are with the affected workers and their families. We would like to offer our sincere condolences once again to the families of the victims and are extending the necessary funeral and financial assistance to the victims and their families.
A taskforce comprising senior management from KSS and headquarters from Singapore has been formed to look into further enhancing safety at the yard.
The investigation is on-going, and we continue to cooperate fully with the authorities in the Philippines.
For further information, please contact:
Wong Chai Yueh
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: (65) 6413 6450
Mobile: (65) 9764 4034
About Keppel Shipyard
Keppel Shipyard is a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), a wholly-owned company of Keppel Corporation Limited. Keppel O&M is a leader in offshore rig design, repair and construction, shiprepair and conversion and specialised shipbuilding. Its near market, near customer strategy is bolstered by a global network of 20 yards in the Asia Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, the Caspian Sea, Middle East and the North Sea regions. Integrating the experience and expertise of its yards worldwide, the group aims to be the provider of choice and partner for solutions for the offshore and marine industry.