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    Britannia platform evacuated after explosion

    News // July 19, 2002
    Oil Workers were evacuated from the Britannia Platform in the North Sea on 09 July after an explosion occurred in one of the three generators onboard the platform.

    The Britannia Platform is located 210 kilometers northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland.

    "There were no injuries sustained as a result of the incident and there was no fire," said a ChevronTexaco spokesperson.

    The operator, Britannia Operator Ltd, evacuated 78 non-essential personnel, while 72 workers remain at the platform. Production from the platform has been shutdown and will remain shutdown until situation can be fully assessed.

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