Strong wind rips oil rig from Shetland pier as rain batters rest of the country

The Buchan Alpha rig breaks free in strong wind.

ALL PHOTOS: © Shetland News

THE BUCHAN Alpha oil platform which is being dismantled at Dales Voe in Lerwick broke free from the pier overnight in windy weather.

On Sunday morning the structure was sitting in the water opposite Dales Voe near to land at Gott.

Lerwick Port Authority staff arrived on scene at around 9.30am on the pilot boat Knab to assess the situation.
The Buchan Alpha rig breaks free in strong wind. ALL PHOTOS: © Shetland News THE BUCHAN Alpha oil platform which is being dismantled at Dales Voe in Lerwick broke free from the pier overnight in windy weather. On Sunday morning the structure was sitting in the water opposite Dales Voe near to land at Gott. Lerwick Port Authority staff arrived on scene at around 9.30am on the pilot boat Knab to assess the situation.

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