13th December 2019
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Buchan Alpha drifts across water in heavy weather

The remains of the Buchan Alpha platform, which is being taken apart at Dales Voe, broke free in heavy weather and drifted across the water.

Lerwick Port Authority sent the pilot boat Knab to the scene on Sunday morning after the incident happened during the night.

The platform has been at Dales Voe as part of a major decommissioning project.

 

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