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  • 29 September 2016

    Search and rescue operations continue for two oil workers who went missing after a helicopter carrying six people crashed offshore Angola on Monday. Four other passengers have been confirmed dead. The accident happened on Monday, after the helicopter bound for the Tombua-Landana offshore platform, operated by Chevron’s subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company, crashed. While Angola’s […]

  • 2 May 2016

    More than eleven thousand people have signed a petition calling for the EC 225 Airbus Super Puma helicopter to be retired, following the fatal crash on Friday in Norway. The CHC-owned helicopter was on its way back from the Statoil-operated Gullfaks B platform, when its rotor loosened and detached mid-air, and the aircraft crashed into […]

  • 16 May 2016

    Accident Investigation Board Norway has issued a preliminary report of the investigation into the crash of the CHC-operated Super Puma helicopter in Norway, on April 29, in which 13 people died. The AIBN said the report is published to disseminate information obtained during the earliest stages of the investigation, with the intention to give a brief update […]

  • 29 April 2016

    Norwegian oilfield services company Aker Solutions has confirmed its employees were aboard the helicopter which crashed near Bergen, Norway on Friday afternoon. The company said three employees and a contractor working for the company were on board the helicopter. There were 13 people on board – two pilots and eleven passengers, on the flight back […]

  • 2 May 2016

    An amateur video has started circling the internet following the fatal oil rig helicopter crash, in Turoy, near Bergen on Friday. The video above apparently shows the rotor and propellers of the aircraft spinning in the air, after detaching from the CHC-operated helicopter, right before the crash. Thirteen people died in the crash, two pilots […]

  • 29 August 2013

    Air Accidents Investigation Branch has, in the wake of last Friday’s Super Puma helicopter crash off Shetland, announced that preliminary information indicates that the approach proceeded normally until approximately three miles from the  Sumburgh Airport runway when there was a reduction in airspeed accompanied by an increased rate of descent. The AS332 L2 Super Puma helicopter, owned […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Exploration & Production

    Seven companies had employees aboard the helicopter which crashed at Turøy, off Bergen, Norway, on Friday. There were thirteen people in the aircraft, en route from Statoil’s Gullfaks B field to Bergen, and all of them are confirmed dead. According to a statement by Statoil, the 11 passengers aboard the CHC-owned Eurocopter EC225LP Super Puma helicopter, were […]

  • 6 April 2009

    All 16 bodies and the black box flight recorder have been recovered from a helicopter that crashed in the North Sea, killing everyone on board. The wreckage of the Super Puma was located on the sea bed by the Bibby Topaz salvage vessel. The helicopter crashed off the Aberdeenshire coast on Wednesday.

  • 2 September 2014

    A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), September 1, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde, the U.S. Navy reports. All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were […]

  • 27 November 2016
    Exploration & Production

    An Iranian helicopter on its way back from an offshore oil rig reportedly crashed into the Caspian Sea off Iran early on Sunday killing all five people on board.  According to a report by Iran’s Press TV, an English-language news and documentary network based in Tehran, the helicopter belongs to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) […]

  • 17 July 2014

    A search helicopter carrying emergency workers flying from the Sewol ferry disaster site crashed in a South Korean city of Gwangju, leaving five dead and one injured.   The helicopter was carrying fire-fighters who were returning to their base after spending past four days trying to find the remaining Sewol passengers, when it crashed into a […]

  • 29 October 2018

    Lion Air flight JT610 has crashed into the sea off Indonesia with 189 people on board. The flight JT610, en-route to Pangkal Pinang from Jakarta, has crashed near Kerawang just 13 minutes after taking off. The cause of the crash of the plane, the Boeing 737 MAX 8, which is in operation since August this year, remains unknown. […]

  • 13 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Two persons died and one sustained severe injuries after Taiwan Coast Guard’s helicopter crashed on Friday while assisting the grounded containership TS Taipei off Shimen, Taiwan, according to local media. The pilot and a rescue team member were reportedly killed in the crash, while other crew members were brought to safety. The helicopter, carrying five […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    Egypt has deployed a submarine to search for flight recorders of the EgyptAir’s flight MS804. According to the earlier reports, the debris of the Airbus 320 plane has been found in Mediterranean Sea. The flight MS804 vanished from radar on Thursday en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people onboard. According to Egypt’s President […]

  • 21 July 2015

    The Bosphorus Strait has been closed to transit traffic after a cargo ship ran into a villa in the Anadolu Hisari area, Istanbul, Turkey causing substantial damage. The dry cargo ship, identified as the Sierra Leone-flagged Majed and Randy, struck the second floor of the Ottoman era mansion, due to rudder malfunction at around 1 pm today. The […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Two bulk carriers, UK-flagged Eden Bay and Bahamas-flagged Mazury collided in the Fazendinha anchorage area, Amazon river, Brazil on Wednesday, October 11. The 2008-built Eden Bay is owned by Pioneer Marine, while Mazuri is listed as part of Polish shipping company Polsteam’s fleet. As informed, the incident took place during maneuvers at the anchorage. “During correcting of the […]

  • 28 September 2016

    Tenaris, a multinational manufacturer and supplier of steel pipes to the oil and gas industry, has informed that one of its employees might have been on the fatal helicopter flight en route to a Chevron platform in Angola, Monday. In a statement on Tuesday, Tenaris said: “We regret to inform that a Tenaris field service specialist […]

  • 25 October 2016

    Oil company Chevron has reported that the body of the last missing person has been identified after a helicopter carrying six people crashed offshore Angola in late September.  Chevron operates in Angola through its Luanda-based subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC). When it crashed, the helicopter was carrying five passengers and a pilot to […]

  • 29 April 2016

    Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority has grounded all EC255 type helicopters in Norway following an incident that happened on Friday when a helicopter carrying workers from Statoil’s Gullfaks B platform crashed off Bergen. Eleven people have been confirmed dead, with search and rescue ongoing for the remaining two. The aviation authority issued a safety directive limiting operations […]

  • 18 May 2016

    Norwegian oil company Statoil, has launched an in-house investigation into the helicopter accident on April 29, when a CHC-operated helicopter carrying 13 people crashed near Bergen. The helicopter was flying back to shore from Statoil’s Gullfaks B platform, when the incident happened. All aboard died. The Norwegian oil company on Wednesday said its in-house investigation will […]

  • 29 May 2012

    A helicopter used for transportation of oil workers to and from offshore oil and gas platforms yesterday crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle. The pilot, who was the only person in the rotorcraft, was killed in the incident and, according to reports, his body was recovered from the […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    An excursion plane crashed yesterday near the town of Kechikan, Alaska, killing the pilot and eight passengers from Holland America Line’s cruise ship Westerdam who were on a sightseeing tour, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has confirmed. The plane’s operator, Promech Air, alerted the authorities after losing communication with the aircraft on Thursday […]