Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited (Paria) continues the operation with respect to the four missing LMCS Limited contractors following an incident yesterday.

The contractors went missing while conducting an underwater maintenance exercise at #36 Sealine riser on Berth #6 at Paria, Pointe-a-Pierre on Friday 25th February 2022.

LMCS Limited is a service company contracted by Paria with over 30 years of experience in engineering design, procurement, marine construction, and land construction services, inclusive of diving-related underwater services and marine logistics support. The divers who were engaged in this operation are all certified and have a total of over 30 years’ experience among them.

The immediate response to the incident included the mobilization of experienced rescue teams to work with Paria in their efforts to search for the missing men whilst ensuring the safety of the personnel present.

Operational scenarios were risk assessed and implemented and included the use of Remotely Operated Vehicles (RoVs) and other technology. The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and other subject matter experts were in support of this operation. All stakeholders continue to work assiduously in this support of this activity.

Paria has also engaged the counselling service provider PEAPSL to be on standby to support of families and employees.

Paria will work with LMCS Limited to address this situation.