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BBC News: BP’s Clair oil platform shut down after leak

BP has shut down one of its oil platforms, about 75km to the west of Shetland, because of a leak.

Oil was released into the water from the Clair platform on Sunday morning.

The size of the leak is unclear, and efforts are under way to ascertain whether it has caused damage to the environment.

BP said it was caused by a “technical issue” and an investigation into what happened was under way.

No-one was injured. It was not clear how long the platform would remain shut down.

A BP spokesman said: “The Clair platform, which is located 75km (46 miles) west of Shetland, has been shut down and the release has been stopped. All personnel have been accounted for and there are no injuries.

“We are investigating the cause of the technical issue and monitoring the situation. All relevant authorities have been informed.” Continue reading

Revised National Contingency Plan

Earlier this year SOTEAG participated in the stakeholder consultation of the draft National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations. Specifically, we commented on the Wildlife Response section A 3.5.1 with regards to overall impact assessment on wildlife and the role of SOTEAG’s Wildlife Response Co-ordinating Committee (WRCC) in Shetland. These suggestions were incorporated into the Plan and the revised version has recently been published and is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/349610/140829-NCP-Final_Draft-PreDragon.pdf