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Causes of offshore emergency 1. Fire 2. Explosion 3. Structural damage caused by collision with another vessel.

Safe heaven: specially construed area of the rig which is blast proof and designed to withstand several hours of fire, where the workers can survival for some time while awaiting rescue. The safe way of escape from the safe heaven is by helicopter http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/254241?uid=1169320&uid=3738032&uid=2&uid=3&uid=5910 784&uid=67&uid=62&uid=1169272&sid=21102834975507 http://www.dnv.com/industry/oil_gas/services_solutions/offshore_safety.asp?gclid=CI6Nx5D2vLoCFb LLtAodpGcAVw http://www.fujikura-lifesaving.jp/en/ship/detail6.html#features