Stranded North Sea oil workers arrive ashore in Aberdeen
- 30 October 2012
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
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.