Another helicopter has ditched in North Sea

Gone down with 16 on board. Emergency services were alerted about 2 o'clock
Its breaking news at the moment. ferrying oil workers.
Whats going on with all these helicopters.

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What company?

Original Poster

BlondeBella;4799687

What company?



Helicopter is a Bond
Dont know what oil/gas company

WoolyM;4799713

Helicopter is a BondDont know what oil/gas company



Thats what i wanted to no, They are just around the corner from me.

Thats 2 bond pumas in 2 months.

Lets just hope all 16 survive.

Im glad i fly with Bristow's!!

ukmonkey;4799799

Lets just hope all 16 survive.


Take it back the guy was lying the have found them all

I reckon its overweight. Because they are basically stranded out to sea, I reckon they trying to cut their journeys short by allowing more passengers on board when its obviously not safe.

Original Poster

BlondeBella;4799877

Take it back the guy was lying the have found them all



So glad to hear that. Hope they are all ok. Felt sick when read your previous comment. where are you getting updates from?

WoolyM;4800195

So glad to hear that. Hope they are all ok. Felt sick when read your … So glad to hear that. Hope they are all ok. Felt sick when read your previous comment. where are you getting updates from?



My local station is giving us updates now but didnt before that why when the gut told me they were dead i was like no way.

Original Poster

Is the weather bad up there? Could it have been weather related?

WoolyM;4800236

Is the weather bad up there? Could it have been weather related?



We have cloud but not more than usual, we havent been told what the reason is but its been a bad year for helicopters already.

Banned

BlondeBella;4800219

My local station is giving us updates now but didnt before that why when … My local station is giving us updates now but didnt before that why when the gut told me they were dead i was like no way.



Never trust Northsound

Sky news just said there are reports of 10 dead and 6 missing :?.

vibeone;4800259

Never trust Northsound



How did you no it was northsound?

WonderWoman;4800269

Sky news just said there are reports of 10 dead and 6 missing :?.



This is what he must of been reading when he said it to me ^^

Ok news flash guys,

There are 8 dead and 8 missing

Banned

BlondeBella;4800286

How did you no it was northsound?



Cos it was either Northsound or Original, and no one listens to Original! :P

BlondeBella;4800302

Ok news flash guys, There are 8 dead and 8 missing




Bad times..... confirmed?

vibeone;4800311

Cos it was either Northsound or Original, and no one listens to Original! … Cos it was either Northsound or Original, and no one listens to Original! :P:( Bad times..... confirmed?



Thats what they said, As if there isnt enought people dying already 8 more to add to the list.

Its my work we sometime do have original.

They still havent found the other 8, its not looking good.

BlondeBella;4799877

Take it back the guy was lying the have found them all



What you on about..take what back?

Meadsy4742;4800023

I reckon its overweight. Because they are basically stranded out to sea, … I reckon its overweight. Because they are basically stranded out to sea, I reckon they trying to cut their journeys short by allowing more passengers on board when its obviously not safe.



I'll admit they have cut down on flights our platform has gone from 6 flights to 3, but the crew has pretty much halved as well. They cant get more people onboard than seats so couldnt over load it that way. I very much doubt if they would risk overloading on freight either. Not good at all, especially for the families but its odd that its Bond again.

united002;4802037

I'll admit they have cut down on flights our platform has gone from 6 … I'll admit they have cut down on flights our platform has gone from 6 flights to 3, but the crew has pretty much halved as well. They cant get more people onboard than seats so couldnt over load it that way. I very much doubt if they would risk overloading on freight either. Not good at all, especially for the families but its odd that its Bond again.



Maybe its a batch from the factory - something thats wearing away after a few years of use?

My thought are with the familys of all 16....

Not good...hoping someone has been picked up by a foreign ship but not looking likely...so close to home as well...hate this cos most people I know work in Oil and gas and used to work in IT at shell so used to deal with the rigs so always waiting to hear if its some poor ****** I know. Plus there are a few regulars on here who are 'offshore tigers' - Bazarric etc - hope they are okay .....Fingers crossed there are some survivors, and my thoughts are with the families...and of course the guys waiting to go home/fly out - i know their families panic for next few trips and bet some of them do too....even though for amount of journeys they are safer than most other transport, though chances of surviving far less than a car etc...

They have reduced the amount of traning for an RGIT but tbh dont think anything could prepare you for that, especially as they say the choppers arent designed for heavy impact into sea....

Well they are still looking but said there is very little chance they will find survivors. Very sad

Maybe maintenance cutbacks due to price of oil dropping

Original Poster

I didnt really think things through when I posted this thread. Suppose had become a bit immune to bad outcomes as there have been some lucky escapes recently. Feel really sad for the relatives etc. Thoughts go out to all connected with events.

Another thing i remembered this morning as well, we all had our locator beacons taken off our life jackets earlier in the year as there was worrys they would interfere with the choppers locator. Doesnt seem such a good idea now since they havnt found the other bodies. Very sad indeed.
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