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Arriving on the Kittiwake Platform
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No: 139   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Companies: Shell   Year: 2006   Country: United Kingdom
Arriving on the Kittiwake Platform

In the North Sea everyone flying to or from a platform has to wear a 'survival suit' (yellow here) with an inflatable lifejacket on top. Earplugs and headphones are required whilst inside the helicopter, and with some journeys lasting two and a half hours, it can be pretty uncomfortable.

Photo Courtesy of Shell Photographic Services, Shell International Ltd
Picture added on 14 November 2006
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In addition (since Garve escaped the North Sea) you now have to wear a rebreather. This is an inflatable bag called an Air Pocket. The idea is that you exhale into it and then re-breathe your own breath until you escape from a capsized chopper. Some re-breathers are now incorporated into the lifejackets.

Added by Forbes on 20 November 2006.
Yesterday late, a helicopter crashed into the sea near Den Helder in the Netherlands. The helicopter had some technical problems, and made a emergency landing into the sea. Seventeen people were onboard. Everyone has been picked up by rescue teams. No one was seriously injured. One person was transfered to hospital, with a light hypothermia. The helicopter was transporting personnel from a oil rig which has power problems.

Added by Marcel S. on 22 November 2006.
A little bit off topic (excuse me :-)): I wonder if some of you might have any photos of a Gazelle helicopter at oil rig's helideck. Unsuccessfully looking such pic for years :-( Thanks in advance.

Kind regards

Added by Stipe on 05 October 2007.
I worked on the Kittiwake hookup and it must have been pretty uneventful cos I cant remember much about it!! Anyway, it wasn't much of a hookup as it came out virtually complete. I think the philosophy behind it was "lean and mean" My chief claim to fame concerning Kittiwake was that I went to Kishorn to work on the loading buoy for a few weeks to bring it back into commission after overwintering at Kishorn.

Added by Alan Clark (Oilslick) on 28 December 2010.
I can remember thinking that the sound of the chopper coming was the best sound I ever heard after working for a month in Equatorial Guinea ..... one month on and one heavenly month off !!!! x roughneck .. and very proud of it !!!!!!

Added by Richard Micel on 26 June 2011.
always love to hear the chopper coming that was my best sound I ever heard after working for a month and I am very happy

Added by Luis English on 14 November 2011.
I only got 6 trips out of the hook-up and a day jolly to the loading buoy when it was sitting of the Kyle Of Lochalsh

Added by Frazer on 01 October 2013.
This picture is a wall paper of a friend of mine that works on think rig name is Michael George miss him

Added by Elizabeth Swanson on 22 February 2015.
a friend sent me a copy of this picture was wondering if anyone remembers Kelvin freeborn

Added by Yolanda Ramirez on 19 October 2015.
My Son Benjamin Martin works for Petrofac on the Kittiwake, on his way up tonight for early doors check-in tomorrow, scary jobs for brave men

Added by Sandra Martin on 30 March 2016.
I am looking for a John Nevine who works or worked on the Kittiwake?

Added by Sylvia Lee on 01 April 2016.
hi.I would like some info on how to get a labourer\maintenance position on the Kittiwake.

Added by Bradley Langley on 16 August 2016.
Is anyone still working on this rig the kittwake. If not when was the last time it was active.

Added by Donna Barker on 13 October 2016.
Do you still have a independent contractor/Jeffrey Wilson working on the oil rig? I will check back to see if you had or still have him there. Thank you.

Added by on 06 November 2016.
Do you have a Joe Adams working on the Rig as an independent contractor? Was there an oil spill?

Added by Mary Odom Stokes on 12 November 2016.
Kittiwake is still operating, just opened up two new wells. This will keep the platform going for a good while yet. Never heard of Jeff Wilson or Joe Adams and I've been here for a long time.

Added by IAIN ROSS on 29 November 2016.
Do you know Mark Scott Moran.

Added by Alma McElroy on 09 March 2017.
Scott Mark Moran is supposed to be a worker on kittiwake. I believe he is a scammer using your industry to obtain money. I am a natural searcher. If he is not, I will expose his fraud. Be safe.

Added by Alma McElroy on 09 March 2017.
Dennis Allen sent pictures to me and said he was an engineer working on the kittiwake in the Gulf of Mexico! Believe him to be a scammer using kittiwake pictures!!

Added by Karen on 29 March 2017.
I HAVEN'T HEARD OF ANY OF THE ABOVE WORKING ON KITTIWAKE, IAIN ROSS IS ANOTHER SCAMMER WHO PRETENDS TO WORK ON THE KITTIWAKE.

Added by Matthew Ford on 30 April 2017.
Is there a person named Macus Davidson who is a civil engineer working as an independent contractor on the kittiwake rig since November 2016?

Added by Justina Daye on 25 June 2017.
Do you have a contractor working on kittiwake by the name of Donald Anderson?

Added by Joy Sharp on 18 August 2017.
DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A "CAPTAIN" BY THE NAME OF ALBERT LIMA WORKING ON THE KITTIWAKE?

Added by DIANE ANDERSON on 26 August 2017.
Do you have a person working on the rig by the name of Morrison Anthony Francis?


Added by M Lambert on 18 October 2017.
In reply to the last three posts, none of them work on the Kittiwake. Forget the post by Mr Ford, that was an intended bit of hilarity by one of my so called workmates.

Added by Iain Ross on 19 October 2017.
Is there a guy named James Williams supposed to be a security supervisor


Added by Janet Brown on 09 December 2017.
Never heard of such a job title as a security supervisor on any North Sea platform. Obviously, a scammer.

Added by ROBERT WEST on 12 December 2017.
Is there a captain Robinson Williamson or is he a FRAUD? Of KITTIWAKE?

Added by Judy Kay Hancock on 15 February 2018.
Is there a guy named Thomas Richard working as an independent contractor off the Kittiwake 400 miles off of Holland?

Added by Concerned about scam on 11 March 2018.
Looking for a handsome man named Marc Hess. Engineer supervisor working in the gulf.

Added by Lacy1@localnet.com on 13 April 2018.
Guess he is not real. He asked me to send his daughter some money but I couldn't, just had knee surgery. Does anyone recognize the name. Thanks

Added by Fern Garrapy on 18 April 2018.
Scammer by the name gregtaylor trying to get money to board helicopter. Also going by the Harry Moore

Added by Amaya on 21 April 2018.
Does david franco work on the kittwake? He said he is an electrical freelance contractor, asking for £1200 to have parts delivered to the rig and if he doesn't get it he will lose his job and contract.

Added by Barbara Swift on 28 April 2018.
Never heard of David Franco, probably another fraudster.

Added by Iain Ross on 02 May 2018.
I have to tell you ALL, the guy you are looking for, he has multiple names. I do know for sure that the last name is RICHARD he is German. I know I have talked on the phone with him several times. we were talking or about 6 weeks told me he loved me right away, I mean ALL the freaking time like every 2 minutes (grossed me out) However, I got on to his scam and blocked him ever sense. This just happened a few days ago like April 30th 2018 - I did find his FB page under Micheal Richard ( That is how I knew him) He is baltimore maryland but has now moved to Massacuttes. I have tracked him down and also he is on Instagram as Micheal Richard and Lahman Richard, he is very charming and charismatic.as soon as I got on I told him " I knew who he was" and he got scared and blocked me. He also has an accomplice named jerry or at least that is what he calls him, he has sent me photos of him and Jerry and his own pictures..and supposedly he has a daughter name Michelle Richard. Be very careful of this man, Who knows what he is capable of. Please warn your family and friends about him He is always on FB and Instagram disguised as other men - he stalked me through 7 men already but he is so stupid he keeps using the same scenarios or Jargon. I choose to be unanimous because he knows the city and state that I live in and I have my two sons to worry about. may god finally bring this man or anyone helping him down. I hope this gives you some kind of closure.

Added by on 03 May 2018.
Does anyone know if Frank Robbenrolly Otumfour who's a Marine Engineer works as a contractor on the Kittiwake Oil Rig?

Added by Diane Henderson on 23 May 2018.
Do you have a man named richard shelton on board the rig?

Added by Ellen cox on 17 July 2018.
Anyone knows Larry Livingston Jackson? He sent me the photo of the helicopter above arriving in the platform today July 30, 2018. He promised to send me money costing $1.2M and his son. But when I search for the photos authentication. The photo he sent me today and the photo above are exactly the same. This photo was taken 2006. How come it is the same? Is it a scam or a fraud?

Added by Lyn T on 31 July 2018.
Does anyone know Greg McCall he has friended a family member who has sent him iTunes cards he wants more money sent western union PLEASE help time is if the essence

Added by Brittany Binner on 02 August 2018.
Unbelievable, there are so many people having to ask for help in identifying obvious scammers. Look at most of the names, they are not British names. For instance, Frank Robbenrolly Otumfour, that is most definetely an African name. Or people describing themselves as Captain, there are no such people n platforms.

Added by ROBERT WEST on 08 August 2018.
hello I want to say that I have written more than 4 people now it is a barnes micheal sent me the photos of that place, he told me he works in that place, I'm still talking to him every day he sent me pictures of two children, before they said they were The military now says they are widowers, they wrote to me Michael Col, then a supposed engineer Brad Vicent, Anderson W. Layylor I follow the flow until they talk to me about money

Added by Eliza on 22 August 2018.
Im taking a chance that I even have the right company just checking to see if u have a jeff wilson that works there, suppose to b from Germany and now lives n cleveland ohio a few weeks ago I got a friend request from him are someone using this name. After a few conversations someone starting asking for money than I relized this person fb acct had been stolen along with his pics just wonder if he relizes a scammer is using his identy thks

Added by Stephanie highbaugh on 11 September 2018.
Im not to sure this went through the first time and if I even have the right ompany but a few days ago I had gotten an friend request from an jeff wilson after a few conversations someone started asking for money so I started to search more on this person and found out that his fb acct plus his pics had been stolen by a scammer according to his fb it hadn't been changed hes from germany and lives n cleveland ohio now just hoping if hes with this company someone could make him aware of this.thks

Added by Stephanie highbaugh on 11 September 2018.
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