Five offshore workers have been evacuated from a Shell-operated platform in the gulf after testing positive for covid, the company says.
“Shell can confirm that five individuals working on a Shell-operated platform in the US Gulf of Mexico have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, there are four Persons Under Investigation. Of these nine total individuals, seven have been evacuated to onshore medical facilities, and the remaining two PUIs have been isolated and are scheduled to be evacuated today. Personnel on Board (POB) is being reduced to minimum staffing levels," a spokeswoman tells KATC TV3.