North Sea oil workers evacuated after new oil leak

By Accidents

70+ workers had to leave a North Sea oil platform after a leak has been found. The Cormorant Alpha platform and its pipeline infrastructure had to be stopped as a precaution following the leak.
71 people of the 145 staff had to be evacuated from the rig according to information from the operator TAQA Bratani. All people are safe.
A leak is found for a second time, in January 92 pipeline workers had to leave because of a similar leak. A spokesman explained: "TAQA Bratani can confirm that a hydrocarbon release detected in one of the Cormorant Alpha platform legs has now been contained, with no further hydrocarbon release.
"The downman of 71 non-essential personnel has been completed via the crew change flights. Everyone is safe and well.
"The hydrocarbons discovered at 0940 today during maintenance work have now been flushed through with sea water.
"The platform and all pipeline infrastructure remains shut down as a precaution.
"The release was contained within the leg and no hydrocarbons were released into the environment.
"TAQA continues to monitor the situation on Cormorant Alpha and is working with its partners to have the Brent pipeline system operational as soon as possible."
The safety of the people working there is the most important thing for the company owner.