With four of the five divers still trapped in a pipe up to late yesterday in the Gulf of Paria, Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) president Ancel Roget is of the view that Paria Limited is covering up the incident and is now calling for transparency.
Roget, during a live stream on Saturday near the site in Pointe-a-Pierre, said the company has refused to allow the union to give expert advice to ensure the divers are found.
He said: “From yesterday to today, over some 30 hours, there continue to be a number of bunglings while every precious minute counts. While every precious minute that goes by the chances of rescuing those workers become slimmer and slimmer, those persons in Paria today are now more concerned with covering up information and covering their tracks rather than ensuring that correct expertise is in place.”
He said, “We demand transparency, we demand openness, we demand to know exactly what is happening with the operations so that we could be assured and to convey that to the family.”