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Helicopter Passengers Accounted For after North Sea Ditch

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All 19 people on board a helicopter that ditched in the North Sea have been accounted for, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported Monday.

The helicopter, which crashed into the North Sea 15 miles west of Fair Isle, was believed to be on its way from Aberdeen, Scotland to the West Phoenix (UDW semisub), the agency said in a statement. According to Rigzone's RigLogix Database, the semi is drilling at the Tormore Field for Total.

The passengers were rescued by life raft and brought on board the tanker Nord Nightingale. They were then flown by a Royal Air Force helicopter and Bond rescue helicopter back to Kirkwall, MCA reported.

CHC Helicopter confirmed Monday that one of its crews executed a "controlled ditching" in the North Sea west of Shetland.

The passengers included 17 customers and two crew members, who are safe and well after being rescued, CHC said in a statement.

Plans are underway to recover the aircraft.



Karen Boman has more than 10 years of experience covering the upstream oil and gas sector. Email Karen at kboman@rigzone.com.

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Larry | Oct. 22, 2012
I am glad everyone is O.K. it is also a good thing choppers dont fly very high.


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