Coronavirus scare on two North Sea platforms

Mariner platform
Mariner platform, Credit: Upstream

The Mariner platform in the UK North Sea has confirmed it is responding to a suspected case of Coronavirus on board.

Its Norwegian owners Equinor said it has mobilised emergency response support and has undertaken its “isolation procedure” with the suspected infected worker.

According to reports, the worker reported mild symptoms yesterday morning.

ScaffMag understands that the Mariner A platform which is located approximately 80 miles east of Shetland is on total lockdown. No workers are getting on or off the platform.

On Tuesday the same company revealed a confirmed case of COVID-19 on its Martin Linge platform located in the Norwegen section of the North Sea.

Measures to prevent further contamination for offshore installations has been introduced.