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uk :Gasoline leak shuts Brent Charlie North Sea platform

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Some non-essential personnel have been taken off the platform

The oil firm Shell has mentioned it shut down a platform within the North Sea after a fuel leak.

The leak was detected on Friday on the Brent Charlie platform, 115 miles north-east of Shetland.

Manufacturing has been stopped and 31 non-essential personnel are being flown dwelling as a precaution. Shell mentioned the leak had been stopped and an investigation was underneath method.

The Brent Charlie had 176 folks on board on the time.

A Shell spokeswoman mentioned: “Following a fuel detection alarm, manufacturing was shut down and the platform known as to muster. The supply of the leak has been safely detected and remoted, and a full investigation into the trigger shall be accomplished.

“All 176 personnel on board have been accounted for and a precautionary partial downman of 31 non-essential personnel is underneath method.

“Related authorities have been knowledgeable.”

The corporate mentioned the leak was found on the platform above sea degree.

No particulars have been given of the quantity of fuel which escaped however Shell mentioned the leak was remoted on the identical day that it was detected.

A spokeswoman insisted there was no influence to the marine surroundings.

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