The Duke of Edinburgh visited the drilling rig Sea Quest, forty miles out in the North Sea, today.
GTV's & GV's. OIL DRILLING RIG "SEA QUEST"
GV. HELICOPTER LANDING ON "SEA QUEST"
DUKE OF EDINBURGH ALIGHTING & BEING WELCOMED,
DUKE ON TOUR OF INSPECTION, BEING SHOWN CABIN WITH FOUR BUNKS,
SITTING ROOM, DUKE WEARING SAFETY HELMET, BEING SHOWN NATURAL
GAS DRILLING OPERATIONS, BEING SHOWN COMPUTERS IN CONTROL ROOM.
AERIAL VIEWS "SEA QUEST"
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Background: The Duke of Edinburgh visited the drilling rig Sea Quest, forty miles out in the North Sea, today.
As soon as hid helicopter landed him, the Duke was advised where his lifeboat station was, in case of emergency, and then he went to watch operations on the drilling floor. As a precaution the Duke was asked to wear a safety helmet. He was shown how natural gas is being piped from the sea bed. The gas has been flowing since March, to the shore station at Easington, in Yorkshire, and within the last few days has started to go into the National Grid.