Health, Safety & Environment

Call for safety review after North Sea evacuation

Calls have been made for a safety review after a blaze on a cargo ship carrying radioactive waste forced the evacuation of a North Sea oil platform. The Danish ship, MV Parida, suffered a fire in one of its funnels on Tuesday evening and the crew shut down the engines as they tried to carry out repairs.

Health, Safety & Environment

Platform evacuated over cargo fears

Oil workers had to be evacuated from a platform in the North Sea after a cargo vessel carrying radioactive waste began drifting towards it. The Denmark-registered Parida, which was carrying a cargo of radioactive concrete waste from Scrabster to Antwerp, lost engine power after a fire broke out in one of her funnels at about 8pm on Monday.