Super Puma arrives in Peterhead

The Super Puma arrives in Peterhead aboard the Seven Pelican
The Super Puma arrives in Peterhead aboard the Seven Pelican

THE Super Puma which made a controlled landing in the North Sea yesterday arrived in Peterhead at 2pm onboard a supply ship.

The doomed chopper attracted massive attention from the media and local folk alike as it arrived on the Seven Pelican which is now moored at the port’s North Breakwater.

The Super Puma heads for the North Breakwater

The Super Puma heads for the North Breakwater

Commenting on the incident that saw a helicopter ditch in the North Sea yesterday, First Minister Alex Salmond said it was a stark reminder of the dangers offshore workers face.

“Incidents such as these remain very rare but do serve as a stark reminder of the dangers faced by those offshore workers who are required to use helicopters on a regular basis,” he said.

All 14 passengers and crew were safely rescued in a joint operation which involved Peterhead Lifeboat some 30 miles off the coast of Aberdeen.

For a video from the Peterhead Lifeboat the scene go to www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/news_releases/news_release_detail?articleid=769732

The Super Puma awaits to be unloaded alongside the breakwater

The Super Puma awaits to be unloaded alongside the breakwater