Offshore Gas Leak – Union Calls for Evacuation of More Platforms

Aberdeen Press and Journal
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

High pressure gas leak from North Sea oil rig off coast of Scotland – union expresses safety concerns about gas cloud

Oil and gas union leaders have called for all platforms within a five-mile radius to be evacuated after fears the gas cloud may be travelling in their direction, according to a report in Scottish local newspaper 'The Press and Journal'

As a direct result of the risk the gas leak poses to its staff on nearby platforms, Shell has also suspended production on the Shearwater and Noble Hans Deul drilling rig.

Unite union regional officer for offshore workers, Wullie Wallace, said other platforms should follow suit for a greater focus on health and safety offshore.

 

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