UK-based operator Hurricane Energy has confirmed a coronavirus medical evacuation from a vessel west of the Shetland Isles in the North Sea.

The emergency airlift flew to the Aoka Misu floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel on the Lancaster field.

The flight left Sumburgh on Wednesday night to bring the worker onshore and treat them. No further information is known at this time.

Yesterday, UK oil and gas trade body OGUK health and safety director Trevor Stapleton said he was aware of only one medical evacuation flight on the UK continental shelf in recent weeks. However, he told press the flight was not confirmed as being related to coronavirus.