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Inquiry after lifeboat fell from Brent Alpha platform

Brent Alpha platform
Image caption The lifeboat fell from the Brent Alpha platform

Oil company Shell has said it is investigating after a lifeboat fell from a North Sea platform during maintenance.

The clutch slipped on the boat's launch mechanism during the work on the Brent Alpha on Saturday morning.

No-one was injured and the lifeboat was recovered from the sea on Sunday morning.

Brent Alpha, which is currently being decommissioned, lies 115 miles east of Shetland.

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