Sunday, February 10, 2008

Attempt to bomb North Sea oil rig?

There's breaking news from the UK on a suspected explosive device discovered aboard the Safe Scandinavia, forcing the evacuation of all hands.
More than 500 oil workers are being evacuated from a rig in the North Sea after a major security alert, the the Ministry of Defence said today.

Five RAF and a number of coastguard helicopters are involved in the evacuation. Sources said the evacuation followed a security alert regarding a “device” on board the Safe Scandinavia, 175 miles north-east of Aberdeen.
More than 500 oil workers on a single oil rig? Who knew?

Update: It was a hoax.

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