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Thistle Alpha Platform On Fire - Major Rescue Operation Underway In The Northern Sea

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posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 05:10 AM
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The Thistle Alpha is on fire in the Northern Sea. 159 people are on board.


BBC: 'Serious' blaze on oil platform


A major rescue operation is underway after a "very serious" fire broke out on a North Sea platform with 159 people on board.

Seven helicopters were scrambled to the Thistle Alpha after smoke and flames were seen at 0830 GMT on Sunday.



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The weather is very bad. They are evacuating the rig and 94 have been evacuated so far.

[edit on 2007/11/25 by Hellmutt]




posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 09:26 AM
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It seems to be over now with everybody safe.

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The fire was extinguished by 1045 GMT. All crew were said to be safe.

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