"On December 18, 2011, while being towed in the Sea of Okhotsk, the Kolskaya drilling platform with 67 people sank. Only 14 were saved. Drilling and oil platforms are quite complex engineering structures that are constantly exposed to all sorts of risks - from natural disasters to operational errors. Offshore gas and oil production is inevitably accompanied by various kinds of accidents. There are many reasons for such disasters. These are storms, hurricanes, emergency explosions, fires, personnel errors, equipment breakdowns. Each individual accident unfolds according to its own scenario. Vesti.Ru recalls the seven most severe accidents.
The towing of the Kolskaya from the western coast of Kamchatka to Sakhalin began on December 11, 2011. There were 67 people on board. Five days later, the caravan in the Sea of Okhotsk got into a storm. On the platform, the fairing of the nose support was torn off, the hull skin was damaged, and a roll was formed. On December 18, the captain gave a distress signal. Only 14 people were saved from the water alive. The bodies of 17 victims were raised from the water. The remaining 36 are reported missing."
This again shows the danger of any emergencies at sea or over the sea. The existing safety systems are still inadequate and need to be improved.