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The Times: Rig evacuated after leak

The Times (UK): Rig evacuated after leak

“A North Sea oil platform where two workers were killed was at the centre of another safety scare yesterday after a leak was discovered in one of the rig’s legs.”: “In September 2003 Keith Moncrieff and Sean McCue died after a massive gas escape on board the Brent Bravo platform. Shell was later fined £900,000 after it admitted a series of breaches of health and safety regulations.”

Tuesday 9 August 2005

A North Sea oil platform where two workers were killed was at the centre of another safety scare yesterday after a leak was discovered in one of the rig’s legs.

More than 80 workers were airlifted from the Shell-operated Brent Bravo, which lies 116 miles north-east of Lerwick in Shetland, after the hydrocarbon leak was found on Sunday night. A number of employees have remained on the platform, which is in the process of shutting down so that the leak can be repaired. A spokesman said it was a small oil leak and no gas had escaped.

In September 2003 Keith Moncrieff and Sean McCue died after a massive gas escape on board the Brent Bravo platform. Shell was later fined £900,000 after it admitted a series of breaches of health and safety regulations.

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