Evacuation from a Norwegian North seas oil platform
Friday, 31 May 2013
63 people were evacuated from the platform, Island Innovator in Ask°y
outside Bergen on Friday after it started moving uncontrollably.
The platform, which lay at the dock on Han°ytangen, began to veer
towards land after taking on water. 37 people stayed on board and
worked to stabilize the platform.
"When a platform with many people on board wobbles, it seriously, "said
Acting County Police Per Algr°y to the paper, Verdens Gang.
After the evacuation, the company Odfjell Drilling announced to have
successfully stabilized the platform but readiness remains high.
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