COSL innovator rig - North Sea

COSL innovator rig - North Sea

The injured workers were flown to shore for medical assistance after the powerful wave crashed onto the platform during Storm Frank.


One worker has died and two more have been injured after huge waves hit an oil rig in the North Sea .

The incident occurred this evening at 5pm on the North Sea Platform during Storm Frank .

The injured workers were flown to land for medical assistance by a Sea King helicopter from the Norwegian Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and one was taken by SAR helicopters.

Norwegian operator Statoil are evacuating the rig with workers being flown to the shore after the workers' accommodation module was reportedly damaged.

A spokesman for the company said: "It is with sorrow that Statoil and COSL has received confirmation from the police that one person has deceased after a huge wave hit the COSL Innovator rig today."