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Safety inspectors called after offshore gas leak

Shell’s Gannet Alpha platform has been visited by safety inspectors to investigate a gas leak after 48 workers were evacuated.

Inspectors flew out to the installation, located 180 kilometers east of Aberdeen.

It was reported that 76 workers were onboard at the time.

According to, a key audit of Shell’s safety management systems covering the Gannet pipelines was three years overdue at the time of last year’s oil spill.

The HSE has now served two Improvement Notices against the Anglo-Dutch supermajor for failures in documents and systems that contributed to that leak.

A spokesperson for teh Department of Energy & Climate Change said the investigation could last into the the summer.