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Workers taken off North Cormorant platform after gas leak

Monday, Nov 26, 2012

An investigation is under way after more than 90 workers were evacuated from a North Sea oil platform following a gas leak.

They were taken to nearby installations after the alarm was raised on the North Cormorant platform at about 05:00 on Sunday.

Operators Taqa Bratani said the platform was shut down as a precaution.

No-one was injured. The company said the exact cause of the incident was not yet known.

Taqa said 92 non-essential crew were transferred, from a total of 202 personnel.

The neighbouring feeder Tern and Eider installations were also shut down.

The North Cormorant platform is about 109 miles off Lerwick, Shetland.

Source: BBC

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