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BLOOMBERG: Shell Shuts Tern Alpha North Sea Oil Platform Because of Fire

March 16 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc shut down 16,400 barrels a day of oil production at the Tern Alpha platform in the North Sea off Scotland following a fire and requiring the evacuation of workers.
The fire forced the removal of 110 out of 184 workers by helicopter from the platform to the nearby North Cormorant platform, said spokeswoman Lisa Givert in a telephone interview. All of the workers are safe, she said.
“I can confirm that there was an incident on the Tern Alpha platform beginning at 12:50 a.m. London time,'' said Givert.
Tern Alpha is located 105 miles northeast of Shetland in the North Sea, said Givert.
To contact the reporter on this story:
Christian Schmollinger in Singapore at [email protected]

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