Experienced lobster fisherman Jim Reid admitted last night that he was annoyed at the MAIB findings.
Dramatic footage has emerged of the rescue of five Irish fishermen from their sinking vessel north of the Western Isles.
A North Sea fisherman narrowly avoided jail after he abused staff and threatened police at Aberdeen International Airport.
These pictures, taken by a north-east fisherman, show how quickly the North Sea can be transformed as a serene sunset shifts to a treacherous storm in the space of just 24 hours.
The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has asked the new chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to lead an urgent commission to identify key risks to oil and gas production in the UKCS.
A north east fisherman has tweeted pictures of the frightening waves that he and his crew had to battle this morning - just 24 hours after he predicted the boat could face such issues.
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy today called on the SNP government to establish a “resilience fund” to support crucial industries in times of crisis.
It spent over 40 years floating in the Atlantic before it washed up in New York and was returned to its sender in Moray.
Published by Precarious Books Having worked in the madhouse that is the film and television world, author Dennis McKay, known as BD, sought sanity in the oil and gas industry, where he worked for 15 years offshore in the North Sea as a drilling fluids engineer.
A North Sea helicopter was forced to return to an airport after it was struck by lightning on its way to an oil platform, it has emerged.
The oil price is expected to "bounce back" from five and a half year lows this year - but North Sea activity will continue to decline, energy policy experts have predicted.
A full-scale terrorist hijacking of a North Sea platform was simulated by the UK authorities in the 1980s - and code-named the "Smoked Salmon" exercises.
A group of North Sea oil workers have produced a heart warming rendition of 'Do They Know It's Christmas' as they spend the festivities away from home.
A father and son were left stranded in the waters of the Moray Firth this morning when their fishing boat broke down.
A summit which aims to bring together governments, trade unions and industry bodies to save jobs in Scotland’s oil capital has been announced.
The coastguard has been launched to help a ship which is adrift in the North Sea.
Peterhead could become the hub of a new worldwide energy industry if a carbon capture scheme is approved, says the project's leader.
Annual quotas for a number of key Scottish stocks have already been decided in separate talks between the EU and Norway.
A Norwegian vessel that caught fire in the North Sea is drifting towards an oil platform.
The UK oil and gas industry will shed up to 35,000 jobs over the next five years as major firms cut spending plans in the North Sea, a report predicts.
The UK Government has rejected a call from MPs for an independent study into North Sea helicopter safety.
An offshore operator is to ban e-cigarettes from North Sea platforms after one overheated while it was charging. For more on the story, visit Energy Voice – http://bit.ly/1tvvfOR
A prominent north-east fisherman has said bosses at Europe's largest whitefish port should not be forced into becoming "bailiffs" sanctioning their own skippers.
Two Aberdeen-based shipping services companies could be merged if an acquisition deal between their parent companies gets over the line, a source close to the negotiations said.
Danny Alexander has pledged to deliver "positive" tax news to offshore firms next month as part of a package of measures to secure the future of the sector.
UK ministers have triggered a fresh row over offshore helicopter safety by dismissing calls for a public inquiry - and claims that commercial pressures risk lives.
Bosses at French gas giant GDF Suez have raised concerns about the speed of implementation of recommendations made by the Wood Review.
An injured offshore worker has been flown from a north east platform to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Shetland’s coastguard helicopter, rescue-102, was called to transfer the injured worker from the platform to ARI earlier this afternoon. The platform he was flown from and the nature of his injuries is not yet known.
A ship which sparked the evacuation of a North Sea oil platform last night is currently anchored near Inverness.
Oil workers had to be evacuated from a platform in the North Sea after a cargo vessel carrying radioactive waste began drifting towards it.