A 49-year-old man working on the Noble Lloyd Noble installation in the Mariner Field in the North Sea, around 90 miles east of Shetland, was reported missing earlier this month (May 9th).
A Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was scrambled after a search of the drilling rig failed to find him, but the air and sea search has now been scaled back, the BBC reports.
Noble Drilling issued a statement, saying the company had launched emergency response teams in both Stavanger and Aberdeen in order to bolster the search effort. “Statoil have been involved in an extensive search of the water surrounding the rig and together we will continue to do everything we can to support the ongoing search effort.
"Our priorities are the safety of all the personnel on board, assisting in the search operation for the missing person and supporting next of kin and colleagues of the missing person.”
All those working in such an environment must be made of the site-specific risks and unique challenges that this kind of environment presents, when it comes to staying safe on the rig – and businesses should ensure that their emergency response planning procedures include the appropriate training for all members of staff.
If you’d like to find out more about how offshore exercise and rescue drills can contribute towards keeping your workforce safe, while working in an offshore environment, get in touch with us here at HFR Solutions CIC. We deliver a wide range of different training courses from venues and locations located across the Humber and Lincolnshire, so give us a call today to find out more.