A “technical fault” in the pump led to a water leak on the marine excavator, which saw Bahrain’s Coast Guard, supported by the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, launch a night-time mission to rescue the nine workers on board.
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The marine excavator was towed to shallower waters, where a technician fixed the pump, but this only partially fixed the leak, according to Bahrain’s state news service.
Coast Guard Commander, major general Alaa Siyadi, said the rescue operation has been completed successfully, with no injuries reported.
An initial investigation found that the cause of the faulty pump was the due to a “lack of commitment” to safety standards by the excavator’s crew.
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