An explosion aboard Petrobras oil ship FPSO Cidade de São Mateus on Wednesday afternoon (Feb 11) left three dead, four wounded, and six missing. The accident
took place near the coast of Aracruz, in the southeastern state of Espírito Santo. The number of victims has not yet been confirmed by the oil company, nor has it released a note on the incident.
According to the information published by the union on social media websites, 32 workers managed to leave the oil ship unharmed. The accident was reportedly caused by a gas leak in the engine room.
The Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Company (Infraero) announced a plan implemented to help helicopters with landing and takeoff at the Airport of Vitória, in the state capital. The first helicopter landed at 03:30 pm (GMT -3). Infraero press office further reported that 14 ambulances were called to drive the injured to the nearest hospitals.
Translated by Fabrício Ferreira