LONDON (AP) _ Rescue helicopters from Britain and Norway are
struggling against strong winds in an effort to rescue dozens of
workers from an oil platform that's on fire in the North Sea.
The platform is about 120 miles northwest of Britain's Shetland
Forty-four of the 159 workers on the rig were quickly removed
and the helicopters have been taking others to three nearby
There are no reported injuries.
A spokesman for Britain's Royal Air Force says the platform is
``about as remote as it gets.'' He says it's just five miles inside
the outer limits of Britain's search and rescue region in the North
British authorities say it's not known yet what started the
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.