Workers taken off North Cormorant platform after gas leak

11/27/2012

Workers taken off North Cormorant platform after gas leak

LONDON -- 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 .

Operators Taqa Bratani said the platform was shut down as a precaution. No one was injured. The company said the exact cause of the incident was not yet known.Taqa said 92 non-essential crew were transferred, from a total of 202 personnel.

The neighboring feeder Tern and Eider installations were also shut down.

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