Update on investigation into fatalities on Stena Clyde drilling rig, Bass Strait,

News announcement - Published 16 June, 2014

The complex investigation by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) into the double fatality on the Stena Clyde mobile offshore drilling unit in the Bass Strait on 27 August 2012 has reached its final stage.

NOPSEMA submitted a brief of evidence to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) in April and is awaiting their advice.

NOPSEMA has collected numerous witness statements and examined extensive evidence, including material seized under warrant. Three independent expert witnesses engaged by NOPSEMA have provided reports on specific areas of the investigation.

NOPSEMA is committed to supporting the CDPP should the CDPP decide a prosecution is warranted.

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