On Sunday 26 May, the tugboat Jascon 4 ran into difficulties whilst engaged in static towing operations, capsized and sank with a crew of 12 on board.
The tug sank approximately 30 km off the coast of Escravos in Nigeria.
As reports about the accident continued to develop, the DCN divers realized that there could still be survivors of the Jascon 4, trapped in an air pocket.
The divers headed for the accident site and offered all possible assistance in finding the crew members.
They discovered that the wreck was upside down, and the cook on board the Jascon 4 was indeed trapped in an air pocket in a still intact compartment.
After being 62 hours trapped in the air pocket, he was brought to the surface safe and well by the divers from DCN.
This successful rescue raised hope among the DCN team that other live victims would perhaps be found, but further investigations revealed only the 10 deceased crew members.
Subsea World News Staff, December 02, 2013