May 2020, Vol. 247, No. 5

Ramifications of COVID-19

Coronavirus Choppers Evacuate Offshore Workers

P&GJ Staff Report Offshore aviation company Bristow Group said it has deployed specially-equipped helicopters from its Search and Rescue (SAR) fleet to transport offshore workers with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus in the North Sea and Americas regions.  Bristow Americas’ SAR teams have successfully transported acutely-ill offshore workers in the oil and gas industry using aircraft supporting operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana, the company said. Since its first emergency request for assistance on Jan. 29, Bristow said its crews have safely completed 24 missions to transport offshore workers and COVID-19

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