The family of a North Sea diver has welcomed a Fatal Accident Inquiry into his death more than three years after he lost his life at work.
Russell Robinson, 33, died while working at the Balmoral platform, around 140 miles east of Aberdeen, in November 2011.
While Mr Robinson died from asphyxiation, the full circumstances surrounding the loss of his life have never been fully established.
Andrew Shanks, Procurator Fiscal for Aberdeen, has announced that a preliminary hearing of a FAI will be held on May 13 with the full proceedings to be launched on June 2.
Mr Robinson’s father, Richard, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said: “We have always wanted an inquiry. As far as we are aware, Russell is the only diver ever to have died in the North Sea.
“We don’t know what caused Russell to die, it has not been established and we know actually very little about what happened that day.”