A union boss has hit out at claims there are not enough UK seafarers to staff offshore support vessels in the event of a “hard Brexit”.
Trade unions yesterday condemned North Sea workforce conditions claiming signs of the failings that led to Piper Alpha are “coming to the surface again”.
The UK Government must support the North Sea oil and gas industry through the downturn because it was its "sacrificial milk cow" for years, a union boss warned last night.
Liaison between the agencies involved in investigating sudden deaths has done nothing to speed up fatal accident inquiries (FAIs), according to a north-east trade union leader.
Offshore workers have been subjected to violence, threats, extortion and voyeurism.
A graduate was conned out of hundreds of pounds in an "elaborate" online scam targeting north-east job seekers desperate to get into the oil and gas industry.
A North Sea platform at the centre of an investigation after two separate fires earlier this was shut down by safety chiefs, it has emerged.
Transferring oil and gas workers to offshore installations by boat and crane is 11 times safer than using helicopters, risk management firm DNV GL says.
A MAJOR police probe has been launched after a stash of cocaine was found on a North Sea oil platform.