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Shell issued with improvement notice after Nelson platform incident

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Image caption The notice involved the Nelson platform

Oil firm Shell has been issued with an improvement notice after an incident on a North Sea platform in March.

Dozens of workers were taken off the Nelson installation, about 124 miles off Aberdeen, after the incident.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said Shell failed to ensure that a flexible hose assembly, related to a gas turbine, was maintained in good repair.

The company was given until the end of June to make changes.

A Shell spokesman said: "We are working towards the action requirements of the improvement notice."

A total of 57 of the 128 personnel on board at the time were taken off.

Production was shut down on 5 March and restarted on 17 March.

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