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|EX NAME 1 DEA SAILOR since 2009 Jul 31|
EX NAME 2 TOISA WIDGEON since 2004 Sep 09
EX NAME 3 CANMAR WIDGEON since 1990 Dec 03
Type of ship : Standby-Safety Vessel
IMO number 8104113
Call Sign C6JI8
Gross tonnage : 516
DWT : 405
LOA: 42.00 m
Beam: 8.84 m
Draft: 3.36 m
Year of build : 1981 @ ALLIED SHIPBUILDERS, VANCOUVER CANADA
Flag : Bahamas
Port of Registry : Nassau
Owner: NOMIS SHIPPING LTD - Aberdeen, Scotland
Manager : VROON OFFSHORE SERVICES LTD - Aberdeen, Scotland
This unfortunate news from the BBC Scotland News web site @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-20739526
15 December 2012 Last updated at 14:41
Crew member missing after North Sea rescue in rough seas
A search is under way for a crew member reported missing after a standby vessel in the North Sea issued a mayday.
Eleven other crew members were winched to safety from the Vos Sailor after the alarm was raised at about 04:30.
The vessel was damaged and taking on water in rough seas some 120 miles off Aberdeen, the coastguard said.
A spokeswoman said that six other vessels and three helicopters were sent to the scene. Non-essential staff have been evacuated from a nearby rig.
The coastguard said the Vos Sailor, which is understood to have been damaged by a large wave, was no longer thought to be at risk of sinking, and a decision would be taken on whether it would be towed to port.
The 42.5m Vos Sailor was built in 1981 and is operated by Aberdeen-based Vroon Offshore Services. It was in the Balmoral oilfield when it got into trouble.
A statement on the company's website said: "Vroon Offshore Services are in the process of contacting the next of kin of the crew of Vos Sailor.
"The company's emergency response team has mustered and - in close co-ordination with the Maritime Coast Guard Agency - is taking all measures to bring the vessel back under control."
Non-essential staff were evacuated from the North Sea Producer, which is the closest rig to the incident, as a precaution, but it is not thought to be in any immediate danger of being struck by the drifting vessel.
Conditions in the area were said to have been very rough overnight, with winds of more than 70 knots.