Fire at platform has been extinguished
A fire on a semi-submersible drilling rig in the North Sea has been extinguished according to Statoil. The fire in an engine room aboard the Scarabeo 5 started around 17:30 local time on Tuesday. They managed to extinguish it after three hours and there are no reports of any casualties.
There were 106 people on board when the fire occurred. 33 people were evacuated from the rig by helicopter. 14 of these were flown to a nearby installation and 19 to Kristiansund. One person was sent ashore for a medical examination. Three helicopters were in use in connection with the incident.
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