Non-essential staff evacuated from BP North Sea rig after power cut

A BP spokesman this morning confirmed it was evacuating all non-essential personnel after a power cut hit its West of Shetland Clair platform.

A total of 144 workers were on the platform as the incident unfolded at 5.45am today.

The majority of the staff – 105 – will be flown to back to Shetland as the operator works to resolve the issue.

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