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Inquiry after North Sea platform production shut down

Shell has said it has no imminent plans to resume operations on its four Brent platforms after an incident in the North Sea.

A fender, which protects the legs of the Bravo platform and weighs several tonnes, fell off the installation.

Production at Bravo and the three other Brent platforms - Alpha, Charlie and Delta - was shut down as a result.

Shell said nobody was injured and inspections suggested there was no significant structural damage.

The company said it did not know when work would resume at Brent, which lies 150 miles north east of Shetland.

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