Personnel evacuate Energy Enhancer after fire

A small fire broke out on Oct. 19 in the ventilation system on the drilling rig Energy Enhancer, according to EnCore Oil.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- A small fire broke out on Oct. 19 in the ventilation system on the drilling rig Energy Enhancer, according to EnCore Oil. Thirty-four non-essential personnel were evacuated from the rig and transported to shore. Forty-five essential personnel remain on board.

The fire has been dealt with and now an inspection of the electrical systems on the rig is being carried out to check for damage and to try and establish the cause of the fire, the company says.

10/20/2008

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