Far more than 100 staff are airlifted off a North Sea oil system after ’emergency’ incident
- Coastguards ended up built informed of the incident at all around 6.30pm on Monday
- Enquest owns the Thistle Platform 125 miles North East of Shetland
- Oil business did not verify mother nature of the incident but ‘initiated emergency response’
- 115 staff were being transferred by helicopter to other platforms in the spot
Much more than 100 staff have been airlifted off a North Sea oil platform immediately after an unexpected emergency yesterday evening.
The Thistle Platform, about 125 miles north east of Shetland, was evacuated on Monday after the coastguard was alerted at all around 6.30pm.
Enquest, the oil business which owns the offshore drilling rig, mentioned it had ‘proactively initiated unexpected emergency response techniques.’
The coastguard mentioned that its helicopter and two Norwegian plane had transferred 115 staff to other platforms in the place.
Enquest, the oil company which owns the offshore drilling rig, mentioned it experienced ‘proactively initiated crisis response procedures’ on the Thistle Platform
The Thistle System, run by Enquest, is about 125 miles north east of Shetland
In a statement HM Coastguard reported: ‘The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter centered at Sumburgh in Shetland as effectively as two other aircraft from Norway transferred the personnel to other operating platforms in the place.
‘Due to weak weather conditions situations in the region, transfer by helicopter was the most secure solution.’
The coastguard said that its helicopter and two Norwegian plane experienced transferred 115 personnel to other platforms in the area (file photograph)
EnQuest would not remark on the character of the incident.
A spokeswoman reported: ‘EnQuest can validate it has proactively initiated crisis reaction techniques at the Thistle Platform as a precautionary evaluate.’