Offshore tug collided with oil platform, personnel evacuated

Offshore supply tug SJOBORG collided with oil platform STATFJORD A early in the morning Jun 7 in North sea, said platform operator EQUINOR in official statement. According to Reuters citing EQUINOR, all 276 people on platform have been evacuated, they’ve been airlifted to nearby platforms by helicopters. Extent of platform damages unknown, maybe evacuation was more a precaution, than imminent danger of disaster. SJOBORG moved away and as of 0530 UTC Jun 7 was under way sailing to her Norway base, no information on ship’s damages. STATFJORD A is undergoing scheduled maintenance works, there’s no production.

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