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'Triggered Lightning' strands 300 Oil-Platform Workers in the North Sea


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  • Location: Whaley Bridge - Peak District
  • Location: Whaley Bridge - Peak District

    I would hazard a guess that the safety measures in-place is due to static current around Helicopter rotorblades, as colder-polar air tends to lack moisture which would otherwise carry the static along with the helicopter - as opposed to being dispersed naturally when the moisture content is higher. Any surface contact the Helicopter has in these 'drier' environments either directly or indirectly (say via sea-spray) would carry the static current down to the ground and pose the obvious risks to Oil Platforms & Workers on the deck.


    "Triggered lightning" has left staff unable to leave platforms near Denmark since November.


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