NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Stranded North Sea oil workers arrive ashore in Aberdeen

Workers arrive ashore
Image caption Talisman sent a vessel to collect dozens of workers

North Sea oil workers forced to remain on offshore platforms after last week's helicopter ditching have returned home by boat.

Hundreds of staff were stranded when almost a quarter of the industry's fleet was grounded after the Super Puma ditched off Shetland.

Talisman Energy UK sent a vessel to collect dozens of overdue workers and deliver relief staff to replace them.

The Island Enforcer left Aberdeen on Sunday evening and returned on Tuesday.

A CHC-operated Super Puma EC 225 ditched during a flight to the West Phoenix rig, west of Shetland, last Monday.

All 19 men on board were rescued.

Air accident investigators found the helicopter had suffered a cracked shaft in the gearbox.

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