North Cormorant platform workers evacuated after gas leak

North Cormorant Taqa Bratani's North Cormorant is 109 miles off Lerwick

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An investigation is under way after more than 90 workers were evacuated from a North Sea oil platform following a gas leak.

They were taken to nearby installations after the alarm was raised on the North Cormorant platform at about 05:00 on Sunday.

Operators Taqa Bratani said the platform was shut down as a precaution. The neighbouring feeder Tern and Eider installations were also shut down.

No-one was injured in the incident.

Taqa said late on Monday afternoon that production on North Cormorant, Tern and Eider was in the process of being restarted.

Re-manning of North Cormorant was happening "as soon as logistically possible" with all personnel expected back on board by end of the week.

Taqa originally said 92 non-essential crew had been transferred, from a total of 202 personnel.

The North Cormorant platform is 109 miles off Lerwick in Shetland.

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