Helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter has cleared operator Bond of any blame for a ditching incident in the North Sea last month.
Offshore union officials expressed "grave concern" yesterday over the safety of workers being transported to oil and gas platforms by Bond helicopters.
FRESH safety fears have been raised over the helicopters used to fly hundreds of oil and gas workers offshore every day.
Labour praised the "quick thinking" of workers on the North Sea's Elgin platform yesterday for preventing an even more serious incident.
Oil giant BP has suspended the use of the type of helicopter which ditched 1,600ft from one of its rigs, a company boss revealed yesterday.
Health and safety experts are called to investigate a serious incident in the North Sea oil and gas sector almost every day, new figures revealed.