No action over North Sea alert

No further action is to be taken against a woman who was responsible for one of the largest offshore emergency alerts in years when she reported a “possible suspicious device” on board the Safe Britannia support vessel while it was bridge-lined to the UK Britannia platform

Dana Rosu triggered the bomb alert in February this year, and 161 personnel from the platform were evacuated to other nearby installations as part of the emergency response which involved 13 helicopters – five from the RAF and a Nimrod marine surveillance aircraft which is thought to have cost £500,000.

At a previous hearing at Aberdeen Sheriff court Rosu, thought to be Romanian, entered no plea and she was referred to a psychiatric hospital for assessment.

Reports have emerged that since then that the Scottish Procurator Fiscal’s office has decided not to bring charges against her.