NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Workers flown off power loss Beatrice Alpha platform

Seventeen oil workers were flown off a Moray Firth platform after a power failure.

They were taken off the Beatrice Alpha platform by Coastguard helicopters from Stornoway and Sumburgh after it suffered a loss of power shortly after 22:00 on Thursday.

Twenty personnel remained on board the installation, which is 15 miles off the Sutherland coast.

Beatrice Alpha is owned by Talisman, and operated by Wood Group.

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