Helicopter ditches in North Sea


A HELICOPTER has ditched in the North Sea, coastguards have confirmed.

The aircraft went down 30 miles east of Aberdeen.

All 14 people on board are confirmed to be in a liferaft and rescuers have arrived on scene.

A spokeswoman for the Maratime and Coastguard Agency said: “Aberdeen Coastguard was alerted at 12.15pm that a Bond helicopter was on route from Aberdeen to Maersk Resilient and then onwards to ENSCO 102, (jack up drilling rigs) when they broadcast an alert that they were forced to ditch the aircraft into the sea.”