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Workers taken off Forties Echo platform in North Sea

Forties Echo Image copyright APache

Fifteen workers have been taken off a North Sea platform after a collision with a supply vessel.

The incident happened at the Forties Echo platform in the Forties oil field - 110 miles north east of Aberdeen - on Monday morning.

There were no injuries.

Operator Apache North Sea said: "Emergency procedures were activated, the platform has been shut down and there has been no leak of hydrocarbons."

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