Oil & Gas UK’s health and safety director last night rejected a call from the House of Common’s Transport Committee to launch a “full, independent public inquiry” into offshore helicopter safety.
A North Sea platform at the centre of an investigation after two separate fires caused a shut down by safety chiefs, it has emerged.
North-east oil workers have started pulling out of Iraq as Islamic militants marching on Baghdad attacked the country’s biggest energy terminal.
Police have confirmed that white powder found on board a North Sea oil platform - sparking a major investigation - was not an illegal substance, but crushed medication used for pain relief.
Jake Molloy, regional organiser for the RMT union, today reacted after it was confirmed a major police investigation has been launched. The move came after a suspected stash of cocaine was found on a North Sea oil platform. Jake said he was “disgusted” by the discovery – and criticised the “selfish” person who took the drugs onboard. “This is disturbing news, especially if it’s proved to be cocaine,” he said. “I’ve never come across anything like this before. It’s unacceptable in society on the street, far less a major hazardous industry. “This has put a stain on the character of every member of staff out there as everyone has needed to be tested. “It’s just a pity that all the good guys, all the rest of the crew, have had to be tarred with the same brush. “At the same time I hope they will accept that they have to find this individual who felt it appropriate to put all of their lives at risk and get rid of them. “This person has been stupid and selfish. It is complete and utter madness.”
The mother of a north-east oil worker who escaped a fatal helicopter crash in Africa has said her son is “lucky” to be alive.
Exclusive: A disgraced Army doctor who was struck off over the death of a prisoner in Iraq has found a new job as a North Sea medic.
The consequences of global warming have been severely underestimated, leading scientists have claimed.
The families of four oil workers who were killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year will attend a special service today in their memory.
A North Sea diver has described the dramatic moment he almost died on the ocean floor.
The main body of the crashed Super Puma helicopter arrived at Aberdeen Harbour yesterday.
A survivor of the North Sea helicopter disaster said yesterday that an image of his family flashed before his eyes as he battled to escape from the crashed aircraft.
A union leader last night demanded guarantees from employers that workers who feel unable to fly will not be subjected to pressure.
An emergency meeting of key offshore operators will reconvene today to discuss the future of Super Puma aircrafts.
Aberdeen City Council has announced that a support centre has been established for people affected by the helicopter tragedy.
The pilot of the doomed helicopter which crashed into the North Sea off Shetland is being treated in hospital for a broken back.
When news of Friday’s helicopter disaster broke, the north-east once again united in sadness and sorrow for those who perished in the North Sea and the families they left behind.
A number of safety concerns have been raised regarding the Super Puma type at the centre of the latest North Sea tragedy, the Press and Journal can reveal.
A helicopter of the same type as the craft which crashed into the sea on Friday had an emergency alert on the same route just days before.
Exclusive: RAF chiefs fear pilots’ lives are being put at risk by the number of windfarms in the Moray area.
The man responsible for one of the biggest oil spills in history has been awarded an honorary degree by a north-east university – for his contribution to the industry.
The Scottish Government has pledged £100,000 to help restore a memorial to the victims of the Piper Alpha disaster to its former glory.
A north-east oilfield services company forfeited £5.6million after accepting that it had benefited from unlawful conduct.
OVERWEIGHT oil workers at two of the North Sea’s biggest firms are being asked to go on a diet – because they are taking up too much space on helicopters.
A north-east oil worker has spoken for the first time of his terrifying ordeal after being kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria.