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North sea oil rig fire on fire.

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CX

posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:44 PM
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North sea oil rig fire on fire.


news.sky.com

An emergency evacuation is being carried out from an oil platform north of Aberdeen where the crew are fighting an "out of control" fire.

More than 30 people are being airlifted from the oil platform in the North Sea.

(visit the link for the full news article)



CX

posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:44 PM
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This is breaking news at the moment so more details to follow.

Lets hope they all get off safely and the fire is sorted asap.

Theres fewer places i'd like to be when a fire spreads than an oil rig.

CX.

news.sky.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:48 PM
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Looks like somebody was smoking on the job.

Probably a terrorist if I had to guess.

Peace



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:50 PM
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Im surprised these oil rig companies dont have special firefighting personnel for incidents like this.

Does anyone know if they do or if any outside agency (ex. local fire service, Coast Guard, etc) handles firefighting in incidents like this. Here in the US the US Coast Guard would probably handle firefighting on oil rigs although some of the companies have their own firefighting staff assigned to oil rigs but they can only handle so much before they need additional help.



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:53 PM
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There are 87 people on the rig. Rescue helicopters from Norway are expected to arrive in about 20-25 minutes


CX

posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:56 PM
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RAF Kinloss helis are ferrying people off so it seems.

Hopefully they'll all be off soon, those chopper pilots are the business when you need them in bad weather rescues.

*Edit to add, Sky says RAF are helping fom Kinlosss, but coastguard are also taking the rig crew off.

CX.

[edit on 14/8/07 by CX]



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:58 PM
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To ChrisF231:


"Fires on oil platforms carry hazards but these platforms are crewed by people trained to fight fires.


(From the source)

I hope everyone gets off the rig safely.



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 02:13 PM
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well,

Skynews station doesn't give a damn. Not even showing it live on air.



posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 02:16 PM
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Looks like it is under control.

Reuters


CX

posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
well,

Skynews station doesn't give a damn. Not even showing it live on air.



It was heading thier news all evening, probably easing off now it's settling down.

CX.



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