A helicopter has ditched in the North Sea off the coast of Shetland.
The helicopter is reported to have had 18 people on board when it crashed into the water west of Sumburgh airport on Friday evening.
A ferry travelling between Shetland and Aberdeen is said to have been diverted to the scene.
A lifeboat crew has been sent from Lerwick RNLI station as part of the emergency response.
Conditions in the area are said to be foggy, with high winds earlier in the evening which have since died down.
The coastguard rescue helicopter has now landed at Clickimin with passengers from the helicopter that ditched off Fitful Head. It’s believed that they were taken from liferafts, then onward to Sumburgh, then Lerwick. As yet the condition of those onboard the helicopter, which is operated by CHC taking workers to and from oil and gas platforms in the North Sea, is unknown.