N. Sea worker dies on Shell offshore support vessel off Aberdeen

The Anasuria
The Anasuria

An offshore worker has died while working aboard the Anasuria support vessel in the North Sea.

Police were sent offshore to investigate following the incident on the Shell-operated vessel. However, police are not treating the death as suspicious.

The deceased was later named as William Nichol, 61, who had been working for IKM Testing UK on the Anasuria, the first purpose-built floating production storage and offloading vessel constructed for Shell in the UK North Sea.

A company spokesman said: “IKM were notified by Shell’s emergency response team at approximately 1600 hours that Mr Nichol had collapsed.

“Sadly despite the best efforts of the medical crew onboard they were unable to revive him.

“IKM will be supporting his family and his wife Ann and his sons Chris and Simon throughout this difficult time. We wish to extend our sincerest condolences to Mr Nichol’s family and friends.”

Tony Perkin, Managing Director, IKM Testing UK, added: ‘Mr Nichol was a dedicated and valued member of the IKM team and will be sadly missed.”

The IKM Group is a Norwegian offshore oil testing and support services company. Last year, IKM launched a new subsea support office in Aberdeen.

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