Helicopter crash North Sea - Ships Nostalgia
08:38

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Helicopter crash North Sea

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 1st April 2009, 15:05
Don Matheson Don Matheson is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,348
Helicopter crash North Sea

Just heard on the radio that a North Sea helicopter has crashed around 35 miles off Aberdeen with sixteen persons on board.
Nothing more was reported.
Lets just hope that they are all safe
Don
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 1st April 2009, 16:05
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
My location
Posts: 255
Nasty one by all accounts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 1st April 2009, 16:07
Don Matheson Don Matheson is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,348
Just had a second report. The Super Puma was returning from the Miller field when she went in. There are RAF rescue helicopters searching the area along with ships but so far no one has mentioned survivors.
Now around three hours since she went in.
Don
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1st April 2009, 16:14
ROBERT HENDERSON ROBERT HENDERSON is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,676
HI Don
Just read the news, as well as Service helicopters searching lifeboats have benn launched and an oil support vessel has sent her fast responce boat to the scene, as you say no news of suvivors yet. All we can do is hope and pray for them.

Regards Robert
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1st April 2009, 16:22
IAINT IAINT is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 87
Further helicopter crash. Sky sources says that 8 bodies have been recovered,
8 still missing. Does not look very good.

Regards
Iain T
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 1st April 2009, 16:23
Santos Santos is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 21
AIS is showing a group of ships all blending into each other at the scene, Maersk Finder, Maersk Tracer, Normand Aurora, Caledonian Victory and Arrc05, looks like a close search pattern. Could be she broke up on impact - hope not.

Chris.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 1st April 2009, 16:41
trevnhil trevnhil is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 18
It is now reported that 10 are dead and 6 are missing.

Trev..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 1st April 2009, 16:47
Don Matheson Don Matheson is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,348
The radio is now reporting ten bodies recovered and six persons still missing. Major search underway, apparently she did not ditch but crashed, thats not good at all. Stand by vessel was three miles from impact scene when it happened.
This does not bode well for the missing.
Don
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 1st April 2009, 17:25
Don Matheson Don Matheson is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,348
Have just heard Coastguard spokesman on Radio Scotland saying that they are reporting only eight bodies recovered not the ten that the radio reported earlier.
Don
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 1st April 2009, 17:38
K urgess K urgess is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
My location
Posts: 83
A terrible accident and a sad loss.
BBC news is reporting 8 dead and 8 missing as well.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 1st April 2009, 18:57
hughesy hughesy is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
My location
Posts: 1,420
Helicopter incident North Sea

Just read about in the Guardian not much information on it, looks like a bad one.
Anybody know what rig it was working with??

all the best
Hughesy

Last edited by hughesy; 1st April 2009 at 18:59..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 1st April 2009, 19:10
Coastie's Avatar
Coastie Coastie is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
My location
Posts: 11,683
Condolences to the families.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 1st April 2009, 19:24
hughesy hughesy is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
My location
Posts: 1,420
Roger that, Coastie "Safely Anchored" mate.

all the best
Hughesy
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 1st April 2009, 19:34
Santos Santos is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by hughesy View Post
Anybody know what rig it was working with??

all the best
Hughesy
I doubt they will release that info until all the families have been informed and they are sure that all possibilities of survival have gone.

Chris.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 1st April 2009, 19:45
James_C's Avatar
James_C James_C is offline   SN Supporter
Malim Sahib Moderator
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Navigation
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
My location
Posts: 8,527
hughesy,
The helicopter had been returning from the Miller field.
__________________
Regards,

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 1st April 2009, 19:58
hughesy hughesy is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
My location
Posts: 1,420
Smile

thanks James

all the best
hughesy
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 1st April 2009, 20:00
Steve Woodward Steve Woodward is offline  
member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
My location
Posts: 1
Thoughts to everyone involved
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 1st April 2009, 20:13
hughesy hughesy is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
My location
Posts: 1,420
I guess they lost one off Newfoundland a couple of weeks ago too

all the best
Hughesy
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 1st April 2009, 21:24
CEYLON220's Avatar
CEYLON220 CEYLON220 is offline  
Senior Member
Active: 1953 - 1973
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,884
There has been one or two fatalities with these helicopter in the past years, but why are these helicopters not fitted with both floats as well as landing wheel seeing as they are flying over water most of the times, it is very sad when reports like these come in, must be a great heart ache to the families waiting for their return and then being told that there were no survivers to the crash. A very sad loss indeed, my sympathy goes out to the families.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 1st April 2009, 21:40
randcmackenzie randcmackenzie is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
My location
Posts: 1,382
Ceylon220,

They are fiited with inflatable flotation, but if they go in too hard I suppose it detaches or is damaged.

A tragedy indeed.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 1st April 2009, 22:03
McCloggie McCloggie is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,068
The last helicopter ditch in the North Sea happened close to an installation and there was a Standby Boat with FRC and all equipment available close by. Everyone (I think) survived.

35 km off Aberdeen there is nothing close by.

It is too early to say what caused this accident but a heavy crash into the sea, nothing nearby and if there any were survivors this time of year does not add up to a good outcome.

These guys were on the bus going to/from work.

My sympathy to all concerned.

McC
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 1st April 2009, 22:08
K urgess K urgess is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
My location
Posts: 83
There was a standby vessel within three miles according to one report but the crash was reported as quite severe with only just time for a Mayday.
Kris
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 1st April 2009, 22:14
sparkie2182 sparkie2182 is online now  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
My location
Posts: 19,070
i have used these helicopters in the Liverpool Bay field.

was not impressed.


my condolences to the families.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 1st April 2009, 22:22
Pravda Pravda is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 13
My prayers are with the families, God bless them.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 1st April 2009, 22:22
Don Matheson Don Matheson is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,348
McCloggie the helicopter about six weeks ago ditched beside a platform in very good weather. Todays helicopter, also a Super Puma but of an older type, crashed into the sea with fair sea conditions waves reported as 5m. The supply vessel Normand Aurora watched the crash as she was within 3 miles of the crash and launched her FRC to assist and sending a Mayday. Nimrod and helicopters were launched also two lifeboats and numerous vessels transiting the area.
On TV tonight they were at Peterhead and the reporter said he could see the search from the beach. She was listed as being 35 miles from Aberdeen but would have traveled up past Peterhead on the way out and on her return.

My thoughts go out to all concerned and the family's of all who perished.
Don
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Helicopter Crash North Sea IAINT News and Views from the Shipping World 41 10th March 2009 15:18
Allan Line BEDDY Ship Research 2 4th January 2008 07:01
Sex link in Queen of the North sinking non descript News and Views from the Shipping World 23 22nd March 2007 21:17
"Suspect" North Korean ship on the move rushie News and Views from the Shipping World 0 27th October 2006 16:40



Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.