An oil worker has died after falling ill and being airlifted from a North Sea platform.
The worker reported feeling unwell on Thursday morning and was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
He had been employed on Marathon Oil’s Brae Alpha platform, about 155 miles north-east of Aberdeen, a spokesman for the US firm confirmed today.
The spokesman said: “It is with deep regret that Marathon Oil UK confirms that a colleague has passed away.
“Our colleague was airlifted from the Brae Alpha platform and arrived at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary at approximately 11.15 hours.
“The evacuation was as a result of illness and not a work related incident.
“Relatives of our colleague have been informed and all relevant authorities have been alerted.”
The spokesman also confirmed that two other crew members on the same platform were airlifted to hospital on Friday morning.
Tests have shown that one of the workers had flu-like symptoms while the other had no significant medical symptoms.