North Sea rig crews have kept up the weekly tradition of clapping for the NHS and other key workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Videos have been shared by Stena Drilling and Well-Safe Solutions of their teams showing their appreciation to those on the front line of the fight against the virus, including carers and supermarket workers.
Keith Fawcett/ Stena uploaded a video of the Stena Spey at Scapa Flow in Orkney, along with a sign reading “thank you NHS”.
Erik Ronsberg, chief executive of Stena Drilling, said: “I’m very proud of the crew of the Stena Spey doing their part in supporting the NHS.
“These are challenging times for us, so I’m delighted to see our colleagues onboard keeping their chins up and keeping the Spey ready for her next drilling contract.”
Meanwhile the crew of the Well-Safe Guardian in the Cromarty Firth also stepped out to show their support.
Sharing the video, the company said: “Every Thursday at 8pm, since this crisis began, our crew on board the Well-Safe Guardian have joined the nation in showing their appreciation and support for the NHS, Carers, Supermarket workers and all key frontline workers.
“Tonight will be no different. We hope you join us, and the rest of Britain in showing appreciation to all those working tirelessly to combat this crisis. Stay safe.”
Videos have been emerging since the crisis began of workers across the North Sea showing their support, including those on Serica’s Bruce platform.