North Sea oil platform shut down for safety checks after gas leak
Brae Alpha rig, 155 miles north east of Aberdeen, hit by leak forcing bosses to halt production.
A North Sea oil platform has been shut down for safety checks after a gas leak on Boxing Day.
The Brae Alpha rig, situated 155 miles north east of Aberdeen, was hit by the leak at around 4.35pm on Saturday, forcing bosses to halt production.
Investigations are now being carried out on the platform to establish the cause of the leak and ensure it is safe to restart work.
Two coastguard helicopters were sent to Brae Alpha following the incident, however they did not land on the platform and returned to base in Aberdeen. Noone was injured.
Texas-based Marathon, which owns the platform, said they were working to establish what caused the leak.