The UK Home Office considered putting asylum seekers on decommissioned North Sea oil platforms for “processing”, a news report said.
Scrapping of offshore oil rigs needs to be significantly ramped up in order to end the “bankruptcy nightmare” of their owners, according to Bassoe Offshore.
UK operators will "struggle” to find semi-submersible rigs for work in the North Sea next year, according to new analysis.
A Cromarty Firth boss has replied to rising oil rig noise complaints, saying residents “have chosen to live on the shores of a busy, industrial port”.
Complaints of the “blight” of oil rigs in the Cromarty Firth spiked over the last month as the industry downturn forced vessels out of work.
THERE have been more than 100 safety incidents in the last three years on oil rigs in UK waters owned by the same firm as the Deepwater Horizon platform which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, official figures revealed yesterday.