A crew member who has fallen ill is being evacuated from an oil rig east of Wick.
A major search and rescue operation was launched yesterday amid fears that a man had become lost at sea.
Her Majesty’s Coastguard dropped in to visit a vessel bound for the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm. The Geosea ship was doing 10 knots as it powered through the North Sea toward the Moray Firth project site. Wind Farm developer EDP Renewables thanked the HM Coastguard for “making us feel safe at sea”.
Fears have been raised that cutbacks to the coastguard are putting “lives in danger” after new figures showed that almost 100 shifts were understaffed in 2018.
The Coastguard and Maritime Agency has released dramatic footage of a training exercise on a UK offshore wind turbine.
The Shetland coastguard helicopter has been used to carry out emergency medical evacuations for two workers from separate North Sea platforms.
A North Sea worker has been airlifted to hospital after falling ill offshore.
An offshore worker was airlifted to hospital on Tuesday night in need of medical attention.