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Two North Sea platforms evacuated after loss of power

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Image caption The Brae Alpha was one of the platforms involved

Dozens of workers were taken off two North Sea platforms after a loss of power.

Marathon Oil said the "power outage" happened in the Brae field, 155 miles north east of Aberdeen, on Monday.

A total of 75 non-essential personnel from the Brae Alpha and Brae Bravo platforms were transferred onshore.

Marathon said 170 personnel remained.

Image caption The Brae Bravo was also involved

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