MCA Eyes Storm-Hit Gryphon

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Feb 062011

Aberdeen Coastguard is monitoring developments on the Gryphon A, operated by Maersk, a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) which is being buffeted by very heavy weather in the North Sea.

The platform is based 175 miles north east of Aberdeen.

Winds are currently 53 knots from the north west and the platform was recording a 12 degree roll earlier this morning. Nine metre seas are also being recorded. Continue reading »