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The Foreigner Western Norway platform evacuated. 63 people are evacuated off a tilting platform off Bergen’s Askøy Island after a water leaked into a pump room, Friday. The ‘Island Innovator’ semisubmersible rig began taking on water earlier this morning. The 37 persons still aboard have the situation under control, but the platform was not yet stabilised as of this morning. It is tilting three to four degrees towards land.

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Western Norway platform evacuated

Published on Friday, 31st May, 2013 at 07:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 31st May 2013 at 14:17.

63 people are evacuated off a tilting platform off Bergen’s Askøy Island after a water leaked into a pump room, Friday.



The ‘Island Innovator’ semisubmersible rig began taking on water earlier this morning.

The 37 persons still aboard have the situation under control, but the platform was not yet stabilised as of this morning. It is tilting three to four degrees towards land.

One person is slightly injured, none are believed missing, however.

“Chains holding the platform in place are under considerable strain. The leak is almost plugged,” operations leader Inger Myrtvedt in Hordaland police district told NRK.

Odfjell Drilling, that operates the rig, has obtained anchor handling vessels tugboat to assist reducing the load.

Officers said booms were being placed in the water at around 5.30am this morning.

Maracc is the platform's owner.



Published on Friday, 31st May, 2013 at 07:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 31st May 2013 at 14:17.

This post has the following tags: norwayplatformevacuation, drillingrigtilt.





  
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