Greenpeace activists Tuesday occupied an oil drilling ship anchored off Shetland Isles to push for a ban on deepwater drilling in the North Sea. Two members used boats to reach the 228-metre Stena Carron and attached themselves to its anchor chain.
An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter magnitude scale has hit off the east coast of Scotland at 5:45 a.m. this morning. It comes after a series of earthquakes has hit the British Isles in the last few days and is by far the most severe.
Just three weeks after a helicopter crash off the coast of Newfoundland claimed 17 lives, a similar incident looks to have claimed nearly the same number of lives in the North Sea off Scotland, highlighting the dangers of working on the oil rigs.
DOKKUM, The Netherlands - Are North Sea seals fleeing to the safety of Northern European sand banks to escape the huge pods of killer whales hunting their pups along the Scottish and Orkney coastlines?