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Pilot ditched AW139 after oil temperature warning

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An AgustaWestland helicopter was ditched in the Arabian Gulf after engine oil temperatures soared to dangerously high levels. The AW139 had two crew members and one passenger one board when it plunged into waters near Mubarras Island on April 29. All three escaped uninjured from the aircraft, the UAE’s civil aviation authority said in a […]

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Explosion in Iran coal mine kills two, traps ‘dozens’

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A coal mine explosion in northern Iran has trapped dozens of miners and killed at least two, according to state media. Ambulances, helicopters and other rescue vehicles raced to the scene in Iran’s northern Golestan province as authorities worked to determine the scale of the emergency. The IRNA news agency quoted Golestan provincial emergency management […]

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Ex Wood Group boss Keiller to speak at safety event in Aberdeen

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Former Wood Group chief executive Bob Keiller and Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse will speak at a safety event in Aberdeen. The North of Scotland Dinner, held by the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS), will take place at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa on May 3, with the theme being “The future of energy in the […]

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Chernobyl 31 years on: Opinion – Chernobyl changed many lives

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The memory of Chernobyl is still strongly retained and solemnly commemorated in Ukraine, where, again, I will spend another Chernobyl Anniversary, on 26th April. Ukrainian television channels carry a Chernobyl logo in one corner of the screen and commemorative wreaths are laid at the many Chernobyl memorials throughout the country. This day in 2017 sees […]

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Chernobyl 31 years on: Are we equipped to deal with the fallout of another nuclear disaster?

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31 years ago today the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, close to the Belarus border, was hit by an explosion and fire. The 1986 incident is widely regarded as the biggest man made disaster in the world. The accident prompted sweeping health and safety changes across the atomic energy industry. But in 2011, a […]

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Chernobyl 31 years on: ‘Nuclear power is the ultimate unsustainable form of energy’, Friends of the Earth

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Environmental group Friends of the Earth Scotland has branded atomic power the “ultimate unsustainable form of energy” on the anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in mankind’s history. Today marks the 31st anniversary of the tragic accident which saw reactor number four at Chernobyl power plant in the Ukraine blow up with devastating consequences. Dr […]

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Chernobyl 31 years on: Watch the United Nations videos on the disaster

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Energy Voice is marking the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster with a series of articles. Here the United Nations has provided three videos looking at different stages of the nuclear accident, which unfolded on April 26 in the Ukraine. The UN has been behind many programmes and strategies designed to help the former USSR […]

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Chernobyl 31 years on: Gallery of a ghost town

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On April 26, 1986 a disaster that would affect the entire Western world unfolded. Following a planned shutdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine an explosion and subsequent fire broke out. Super heated fuel rods entered the cooling water and sparked a reaction that ended up blowing the protection around reactor four. […]

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CUT complies with HSE improvement order

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Aberdeen-based Cutting Underwater Technologies (CUT) has complied with an improvement notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The HSE said adequate ventilation systems had not been put in place to control the exposure of workers to fumes produced during welding. The watchdog set a date of February 20 for CUT to comply with the […]

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OGUK puts out call for safety awards entries

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Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has sounded the call for nominations as it prepares to celebrate the champions of North Sea safety. The Offshore Safety Awards recognises the people and companies striving to make the UK continental shelf as safe as possible. This year’s event − organised by OGUK and Step Change in Safety with Maersk […]

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Opinion: North Sea trends might be hard to predict but health should be a certainty

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Whilst predicting any trends in the current international climate seems to be a difficult task, there are some certainties; healthier staff are more productive, with less sickness absence and improved safety performance. The consequence of this is improvement in the bottom line for companies. So why, when some North Sea businesses are facing the most […]

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Shell accused of concealing data of Nigerian health hazards

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Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary “fiercely opposed” environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from oil spills, according to a geologist. The hazards stem from a stalled clean-up of the worst oil spills in the west African nation’s history, according to German geologist Kay Holtzmann, who was […]

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FPSO operated on behalf of Shell found with nearly 500 open maintenance reports North Sea field

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A North Sea production vessel contracted on behalf of energy giant Shell was found to have a backlog of nearly 500 mechanical corrosion and defect reports during a recent safety inspection. Bluewater’s Haewene Brim FPSO was found to have 478 ‘open’ reviews, 262 of which related to defects found on “safety critical elements”. According to […]

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UPDATED: Statoil halts drilling after 17 ton crane falls 10metres to deck

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Statoil has halted drilling operations on the Gullfaks B after a 17 ton crane crashed 10 meters to the deck, according to Norwegian media reports. The incident is said to have happened on the pipe deck around 3.25pm on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident, according to a Statoil spokesman. But Norwegian […]

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Statoil rapped over Statfjord fire

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A fire broke out on a North Sea platform after crude oil pumped against a closed valve for nearly an hour – with the temperature rising from 33 degrees Celsius to 344C. The incident happened on Statoil’s Statfjord A on October 16 last year. An investigation by Norwegian safety body the PSA has now found […]

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