Calls for public inquiry into North Sea helicopter crashes

Calls for the Government to launch a full public inquiry into helicopter safety were renewed this week by offshore union RMT. It coincides with the Fatal Accident Investigation into the deadly 2009 North Sea helicopter crash which opened on Monday in Aberdeen. On 1st April 2009 a Super Puma helicopter plummeted into the sea, killing […]

‘53% of workers not confident’ in offshore helicopter safety

More than 53% of workers said they are “not confident” in the safety of helicopter transfers to and from oil and gas installations in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). That’s the findings from the Unite union which surveyed more than 1,100 workers as part of the ‘Back Home Safe’ campaign. It claims a majority of […]

North Sea helicopter crash investigation ongoing

An investigation into what caused a helicopter to crash in the North Sea – which killed four oil workers – on Friday is ongoing. The aircraft’s operator CHC said the Super Puma AS332-L2 helicopter was carrying 16 passengers and two crew members from the Borgsten Dolphin rig to Sumburgh airport in Shetland when it crashed […]

Oil workers rescued as helicopter ditches in North Sea

Nineteen people were safely rescued after a helicopter ditched in the North Sea yesterday. The CHC Super Puma helicopter, which made a “controlled ditching” between Orkney and Shetland, was transporting workers from Aberdeen to West Phoenix drilling rig. The incident occurred at around 15.30pm yesterday off Fair Isle, around 32 miles south of Shetland. Nick […]