Troll B 'hit by blaze'

Fire: onboard Troll B

Statoil’s Troll B platform was reportedly shut in earlier this week after an electrical fire resulted in the mustering of personnel onboard the North Sea facility off Norway.

The blaze started after a switch caught fire on an instrument panel in an electrical room on Monday morning, leading to the room being filled with smoke.

A Statoil spokesman told Norwegian publication Stavanger Aftenblad production was immediately shut down and the 67 workers who were onboard the platform were mustered to lifeboats, although they were not evacuated and no injuries were reported.

He said the blaze was quickly extinguished and the panel disconnected from electrical power to defuse the danger.

Production from the platform was restarted later the same day, he added.

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