LMCS Health and Safety Manager, Ahmad Ali, says the company had divers on standby who were ready and willing to enter to the water to help with the rescue of the five divers who were trapped in the Paria pipeline on February 25th this year.
However, he claimed they were prevented from doing so.
Four divers lost their lives from the incident.
The lone survivor being diver Christopher Boodram.
Mr Ali speaking, at the Commission of Enquiry into the tragic incidents at Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited on Tuesday, was questioned on the matter by Nyree Alfonso one of the attorneys for the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Trade Union.
Mr Ali said no explanation was given as to why the divers were not allowed permission to go into the water.
He also said officials from the Coast Guard were in touch with someone senior to him.