Tributes were paid to a popular offshore worker who died on an oil platform in the North Sea.
Steven Wright, 45, died after feeling unwell on a CNOOC-operated Scott platform about 115 miles off the coast of Aberdeen.
Rescuers rushed to the oil rig, but the Newcastle father was pronounced dead at the scene energy voice.
The rope access leader worked for oilfield services company Stork and had worked on the Scott Platform in the North Sea.
Police confirmed Steven’s family have been informed and police are investigating the death.
They said: “The investigation to fully clarify the circumstances of the death is still ongoing.”
Stork said Stevens’ colleagues were “shocked and saddened” by the news and paid tribute to the offshore worker.
A statement from the company said: “It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of an expatriate employee on Friday 4 August 2023. The family of the person has been informed and we are supporting them at this difficult time.”
“The news has understandably shocked and saddened staff and we are working to give them the support they need.”
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the individual.”
CNOOC also commented on the tragedy, saying, “We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the individual at this difficult time.”
“We are currently supporting our affected colleagues on site.”
A Health and Safety Agency spokesman added: “We are aware that one person has sadly died off the coast and are in contact with Police Scotland regarding the circumstances.”
Someone who knew Steven set one up GoFundMe site to raise money for the “cherished” working-class family he left behind.
Thomas Grundy wrote: “This page has been set up to help the family of Steve Wright who died suddenly on Friday 4th August 2023 at the age of 45 while working on the Scott platform.
“Steve was valued and loved by all who have had the pleasure of knowing and working with him throughout his years of work on land and abroad.
“All who knew him will miss Steve greatly. Unfortunately, he leaves behind his son, Dylan, and his partner, Rachel. All contributions are welcome.”
The site was inundated with donations, raising over £1,000 in four days.
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