An Aramark worker has died following an incident on a BP platform in the North Sea.
A medical incident took place on the Andrew platform around 140miles north-east of Aberdeen at around 8pm on Friday.
The worker was evacuated by helicopter to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment but both companies have confirmed the individual has died following the incident.
Aramark said the company has “lost a much loved co-worker and friend”.
A spokeswoman said: “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family at this time. Support is also being provided to our colleagues on the Andrew platform.
“We have lost a much loved co-worker and friend.”
BP said it extends its sympathies to the worker’s family and colleagues on Andrew.
A helicopter arrived at the Andrew platform more than an hour and a half after the incident was reported.
This was after another helicopter from Sumburgh had to abort its mission after a crew member became unwell.
The coastguard said this was a “rare occurance” but “the fastest response was still executed” as the Bond helicopter which carried out the evacuation was already heading in that general direction when it was retasked.
A spokeswoman said: “A Bond helicopter was first tasked to the incident but was already onroute to another medevac, therefore we sent the Sumburgh Coastguard helicopter to assist.
“However, the Sumburgh Coastguard helicopter could not continue with the tasking and had to turn back just before 9pm due to an unwell crew member onboard.
“This is a rare occurrence but the safety of all those onboard is our utmost priority – the Sumburgh aircraft would not have been able to complete this mission as a result of the unwell crew member.
“The Bond helicopter was then retasked to complete the medevac operation and they arrived on scene just after 9.30pm. Despite this unforeseen circumstance, the fastest response was still executed as the Bond helicopter was already heading in that general direction when it was retasked.”
The cause of the worker’s death is unclear.
A spokesman for BP said: “BP is deeply saddened to confirm an offshore worker died following a medical incident on the Andrew platform at around 8pm on Friday.
“We have been working with Police Scotland and the individual’s employing company to support those affected. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased and their colleagues on Andrew.”