Police are investigating the sudden death of gas plant worker near the accommodation ship Ocean Endeavour in Lerwick last night.
The death of the man, aged 60, was unexplained, according to the police. There were not thought to be any suspicious circumstances at the time and a report was being sent to the procurator fiscal.
Chief inspector Eddie Graham confirmed that police and ambulance crew had attended thescene near Ocean Endeavour, which is berthed at the end of Victoria Pier, following a call to emergency services.
According to one eye-witness, three police cars, two ambulances and drug dogs all attended the scene.
The Ocean Endeavour houses mainly workers for Morrison Construction sub-contracted to Shetland Gas Plant builders Petrofac.
A Petrofac spokeswoman said the health and safety of its workforce, including its sub-contractors, was of paramount importance to the company.
“Our sympathies are with the deceased’s family and we will support our sub-contractor and the authorities in their investigation into this tragedy,” the spokeswoman said. Site workers at the gas plant side stood down today, she added.