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Oil worker dies after fall

Oil worker dies after fall

0 comments, 27/02/2014, by in News

An oil worker has died after falling from a North Sea platform into the sea, 95 miles south-east of Sumburgh in the early hours of today. The incident, which is being treated as a work-related death, hap­pened on the Taqa Harding platform at approximately 3am. The 62-year-old man was airlifted to... Read more...

Offshore decline hits cargo

Offshore decline hits cargo

01/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A decline in offshore activity around Shetland sent oil-related cargo handling plummeting by 24 per cent in Lerwick in the first quarter of this year.Figures released by Lerwick Port Authority show an overall decline in cargoes of 15.7 per cent to 200,960 tonnes over the period. The downturn had... Read more...

Oil worker’s body found under platform

Oil worker’s body found under platform

29/04/2009, by in News

The body of an oil worker has been found under the North Sea platform from which he went missing.Martin Lindsay, 51, from Cleveland, Teesside, worked on the Beryl Alpha platform, 90 miles to the south-east of Shetland. He was last seen shortly after midnight on Tuesday and the alarm was raised a... Read more...

Remarkable feat of local politicians recalled

Remarkable feat of local politicians recalled

20/02/2009, by in Features

JONATHAN WILLS was Labour’s parliamentary candidate at both the 1974 general elections. Here he assesses the meaning of the memos and reports that flew between civil servants.Recent research by the Scottish writer and broadcaster George Rosie, for the BBC and the Scottish Review of Books, reve... Read more...