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Rowan Drilling warned over North Sea safety

A North Sea drilling company has been warned about the training of staff and failures to control and monitor hazardous work.

Five improvement notices have been served on Rowan Drilling by the Health and Safety Executive.

The notices cover the Gorilla V11 jack-up rig in the Forties Echo field, more than 100 miles east of Aberdeen.

Rowan Drilling said one of the notices had already been complied with and the other four were being processed.

Rowan Drilling's UK offices are in Aberdeen.

The HSE said Rowan failed to provide adequate information, instruction and training to workers on the rig and failed to plan, organise, control and monitor hazardous work activities.

It also said the company was not carrying out suitable risk assessments on equipment or ensuring that new hire roustabouts were properly supervised.

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