Oil rig platform evacuated due to bad weather

The UK Coastguard Has assisted with the precautionary evacuation of 115 personnel from the Thistle Platform, located approximately 125 miles North East of Shetland. The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter based at Sumburgh in Shetland as well as two other aircraft from Norway transferred the personnel to other operating platforms in the area. Due to poor weather conditions in the area, transfer by helicopter was the safest option.

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