Oil rig worker disappearance not suspicious, police say

Police searching for a man who went missing from an oil rig around 90 miles east of Shetland have said there are no “apparent suspicious circumstances” surrounding his disappearance.

An extensive operation, including police vessels and coastguard helicopters, scoured the waters around the Noble Lloyd Noble installation in the Mariner Field yesterday.

The alarm was first raised at around 9.20pm on Tuesday night after a 49-year-old, understood to be Steven Sutherland, who is from the Aberdeen area, couldn’t be found on board the platform.

An emergency response team was sent by the operators to assist in the search.

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