Published: 10/05/2017 09:30 - Updated: 10/05/2017 09:33

Search continues for missing North Sea rig worker

THE search is continuing for an oil worker missing from his North Sea rig.

Around 9.20pm on Tuesday, May 9 a report was received that a 49-year-old man who had been working on the Noble Lloyd Noble installation could not be located on board.

The rig is located in the Mariner Field approximately 90 miles (150km) east of Shetland.

The search continues in the North Sea off Shetland.
The search continues in the North Sea off Shetland.

Following initial searches of the installation, Police were informed.

Inspector Steve McEwan said: "An extensive search of the rig itself and the water surrounding it is ongoing, led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). This involved the use of a search and rescue helicopter, two standby vessels and a platform supply vessel.

"We are working closely with the companies involved and next of kin to keep them informed of any developments."

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