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30Aug91 NORWAY: STATOIL INVESTIGATORS HUNT FOR £110M GAS PLATFORM CLUES TO SINKING EPISODE.

By Jim Kenny.Investigators from Norwegian Contractors and Statoil were trying earlier this week to find out why the £110 million concrete base of a gas platform sank last Friday during a routine ballast test.The 600,000 tonne platform was lost in a 200 m deep fjord near Stavanger just after 6 am after a crack appeared in one of the drilling shafts.The base started to take on water and 22 workers had to be evacuated as the platform sank within minutes.No one was injured in the incident, ...

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