RMT responds to helicopter tragedy

RMT responds to helicopter tragedy

29 February 2024

RMT Press Office:

OFFSHORE UNION RMT sent condolences to Norwegian colleagues after a S-92 helicopter ditched into the sea off the coast of Norway while in training for oil firm Equinor, killing one crew member.

Six people were recovered from the crash and taken to hospital in Bergen and the other five crew members have “varying levels of injuries”, according to a statement from operator Bristow.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said that it was sad news and that the union’s thoughts were with the families of all those affected by this tragic event.

“We will not speculate about the causes of this tragedy and is seeking information from the Norwegian authorities as this aircraft model is a critical part of the UK fleet taking workers to sites across the UK sector. 

“We are also liaising with our Norwegian colleagues in our sister trade Union Industri Energi,” he said.

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