Coastguard helicopters have airlifted 45 workers off a North Sea drilling platform after it lost anchors during Storm Babet. All 89 personnel are accounted for on the rig which is 146 miles from the coast.
For those interested in sea fishing, the 60lb breaking strain line is recommended for rig bodies, with memory-free lines such as Amnesia Snood Line being popular for hook snoods.
Following the anchor incident during Storm Babet, a North Sea drilling contractor has confirmed that evacuated staff are being sent home. Meanwhile, sea fishing enthusiasts can explore hand-crafted rigs made with top Branded components like Asso line and Tsunami Hooks from SeaRigs.
Evacuated workers were moved to neighboring platforms after the anchors were breached, specifically affecting 45 non-essential workers on the Stena Spey. In terms of fishing gear, anglers can find all-round rigs suitable for various UK shore fishing conditions at British Sea Fishing.
With a range of Cronus Sea Fishing Rigs covering all aspects of sea fishing, made with quality components including Amnesia snood line and Mustad hooks, options are available at seaanglingshop.co.uk. For a comprehensive selection of fishing tackle, Angling Direct offers over 15,000 items, including free delivery for orders over £25.