76 workers flown off North Sea platform

More than 70 people have been flown off a North Sea platform after it suffered a loss of power.

76 workers have been flown off a North Sea oil platform. Picture; PA
76 workers have been flown off a North Sea oil platform. Picture; PA

Coastguard helicopters were mobilised to take 76 non-essential workers off BP’s Bruce installation off Aberdeen late on Thursday evening.

They were transferred to other platforms in the area.

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The coastguard said that 45 workers remain on the installation.

A coastguard spokesman said: “Following a loss of power on the Bruce platform off Aberdeen late on Thursday 22nd June, HM Coastguard rescue helicopters from Shetland and Inverness were tasked to partially down-man the platform.

“76 non-essential personnel were transferred overnight by helicopter to other platforms in the area.”