Rescue Operation: 115 Oil Workers Airlifted From Platform

More than 100 workers were airlifted from the Thistle oil platform in the North Sea after an unspecified incident that followed a subsea inspection at the platform, the BBC reports. The Thistle platform is operated by EnQuest, an energy independent based in London, which said in a statement, “EnQuest can confirm it has proactively down-manned the Thistle Platform today in a precautionary move following a preliminary subsea structural inspection today. The platform has been safely shut down in accordance with planned procedures. EnQuest is liaising…