NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

'Jobs being lost' over Super Puma grounding

Ditched helicopter
Image caption A Super Puma ditching happened off Shetland in October

An increasing number of offshore workers are being laid off as a result of the ongoing disruption caused by the grounding of some Super Puma helicopters, it has been claimed.

EC 225 models have been out of service since one ditched off Shetland in October.

It could be February at the earliest before they return to the air.

The RMT union said it had evidence that workers were being made redundant because of ongoing logistical problems.

Industry body Oil and Gas UK said it was making inquiries to find out to what extent the situation was affecting people.

All 19 people on board were rescued safely after the Super Puma put down in the sea in October.

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