Norwegian oil company Statoil prides itself on its efforts to control pollution, but accidents do happen. Statoil had to evacuate one of its rigs over the weekend after it sprung a leak in the North Sea.
Nearly 300 workers on board the Statfjord C platform were sent to lifeboat stations after the leak was discovered. It was localized and stopped, reported Statoil on Sunday morning.
Rig workers were allowed back on the rig and no one was injured. Statoil confirmed that some oil, however, did leak into the sea, according to wire service NTB.