December, 2012 – Major accident at Jurong Shipyard

Singapore: Local news reports are emerging of a major accident at Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard where a jackup rig has tilted to one side earlier today. Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower has confirmed close to 90 workers have been sent to 4 hospitals – the majority had minor injuries with one worker in a critical condition and 22 seriously injured. Early findings indicate that the jack-up mechanism of one of the legs on the jackup rig had failed.