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  • 21 May 2014

    All personnel on board the Talisman Sinopec Energy UK-operated Piper Bravo platform in the UK North Sea have been tested for drugs.

  • 23 May 2014

    Powder found on Piper Bravo platform turns out to be a legal medicine and not cocaine as previously suspected.

  • 4 September 2014

    A worker has died after an incident on a BP-operated platform in the UK North Sea.

  • 27 February 2014

    TAQA has informed that one worker died in an accident aboard its Harding platform in the UK sector of the North Sea early this morning.   The TAQA employee fell overboard during a maintenance activity on the platform. He was recovered from the sea by a support vessel and transferred to Gilbert Bain Hospital in […]

  • 3 March 2014

    Police Scotland revealed the name of the oil worker who died following an incident on the Harding Platform in the North Sea as George Bartlett, aged 62. Bartlett was from the Shotts, West Lothian area. His family have released the following statement: “George was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by […]

  • 27 August 2013

    Police Scotland has confirmed that the body of the last remaining person has been recovered from the wreckage following the helicopter which came down near to Sumburgh, Shetland on Friday 23 August. Chief Inspector Angus MacInnes said: “The fourth person was recovered from the wreckage a short time ago and we have deployed Family Liaison […]

  • 25 April 2016

    A crew member on board a Technip-operated pipelay vessel Deep Energy has died as the result of an incident on quayside at Invergordon, Scotland. The crewman is believed to had been of Phillipine nationality and the accident reportedly involved a forklift truck. According to reports, the incident occurred Friday morning, April 22 at 8.30am. The company […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Bowtech Products Ltd, a global market leader in subsea vision systems, announced that it has donated a £7,000, state-of-the-art camera and light system to aid Police Scotland’s Dive and Marine Unit in Aberdeen, UK; building on a 15 year working relationship. The new system incorporates Bowtech Products’ latest vision technology, as Police Scotland continues to […]

  • 25 January 2019

    An offshore worker has reportedly died after falling into the North Sea while working on the Total-operated Culzean field.

  • 9 March 2014

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  • 24 August 2013

    An oil rig helicopter carrying 18 workers crashed last night into the North Sea, about two nautical miles west of Sumburgh, on Shetland Island in the U.K.  Four passengers died and 14 others were rescued. Police Scotland informed that one passenger is yet to be recovered: ” Police Scotland can confirm that the bodies of three […]

  • 27 April 2015

    A cocaine bust was carried out on board the ocean-going tug MV Hamal, which was intercepted by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter Valiant about 100 miles east of the Aberdeenshire coast of Scotland on Thursday 23 April. The vessel was boarded and accompanied into Aberdeen where a search was carried out by […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Exploration & Production

    A fresh team of Greenpeace activists has re-boarded a Transocean-owned rig in Scotland hired by BP for UK North Sea operations just hours after Police Scotland declared the occupation over.

  • 6 March 2014

    Taqa has resumed production from its Harding platform in the North Sea, following the last week’s incident in which one worker died. In a statement issued Tuesday, Taqa said: “TAQA can confirm that production has now been restarted at the TAQA-operated Harding platform, located 320 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen in the UK North Sea. The […]

  • 8 October 2014

    A ship carrying radioactive waste yesterday lost power and began drifting in the Moray Firth, Scotland, driving evacuation of a nearby oil platform.   According to BBC, 52 workers from the Beatrice oil platform were evacuated last night as a precaution. The drifting ship, MV Parida, which lost power due to a fire outbreak onboard, was around […]

  • 20 March 2015

    Oil & Gas UK has reported that Police Scotland, the Marine Coastguard Agency and the RAF were among those who dealt with an ‘offshore incident’ this week at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. There was one ‘fatality’ and two ‘casualties’ in the mock scenario which formed the first ever emergency response seminar organised by […]

  • 25 August 2013

    Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) yesterday held a meeting in response to the CHC helicopter ditching off Shetland on Friday evening. HSSG has taken the precautionary measure of recommending temporary suspension of all Super Puma commercial passenger flights to and from offshore oil and gas installations within the UK.  This does […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    TAQA confirmed there has been a fatality on the Harding platform in the UK North Sea. A TAQA employee fell overboard during a maintenance activity on the platform. He was recovered from the sea by a support vessel and transferred to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Shetland by helicopter, the company reported. The next of kin […]

  • 16 October 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    Royal Navy divers have destroyed an historic sea mine found off the coast of Gourock on the Clyde in Scotland. The British-made S Mk6 sea mine, dating from around the time of the Second World War, was discovered by a civilian diver earlier in the week who reported it to the local authorities. Northern Diving […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Exploration & Production

    British Transport Police has issued an appeal to trace offshore worker with links to Great Yarmouth after woman sexually assaulted in Grantham. British Transport Police (BTP) officers yesterday released images of a man they wish to speak with after a woman was sexually assaulted on a train travelling between Grantham and Newark on Thursday, 11 December […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Briggs Environmental Services has completed the annual Clearwater Forth Oil Spill Emergency Response simulation, which took place earlier this month at Cramond. The ongoing success of these oil spill response simulations is a testament to the environmental plan managed by Forth Ports to protect the estuary in the event of an incident. Upon completion of […]

  • 1 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    More than three tons of cocaine has been recovered from an ocean going tug intercepted following a joint operation of UK-based  National Crime Agency (NCA), Border Force and Royal Navy in the North Sea.

 Acting on intelligence supplied by the NCA, the MV Hamal was intercepted by the Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset and Border Force […]