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Service for North Sea crash victims
The victims of a North Sea helicopter crash will be remembered today at a church service.
Representatives from the oil and gas industry will join family and friends at a ceremony in Aberdeen this afternoon.
Four oil workers died when their Super Puma helicopter plunged into the sea off Shetland on August 23.
Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland in County Durham, and 57-year-old George Allison from Winchester, Hampshire, were killed as they returned from the Borgsten Dolphin support vessel.
The crash en route to Sumburgh Airport also claimed the lives of 45-year-old Sarah Darnley from Elgin, Moray, and Gary McCrossan, 59, from Inverness.
They will be remembered at the St Nicholas Kirk service along with three other oil industry workers who have died in the past year.
The annual ceremony will see the introduction of a new Book of Remembrance to mark the 25th anniversary year of the Piper Alpha disaster.
Reverend Gordon Craig, who will lead the 50-minute service, said: "The names of everyone who lost their lives offshore during the preceding year, whether through tragic accident or natural causes, will be read out during the service as an act of remembrance.
"The first names to be included in the Book of Remembrance will be the seven who have died offshore in the past 12 months, including those who perished in the tragic helicopter accident off Sumburgh Head, Shetland."
An investigation into the crash is continuing. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) says it has found no evidence of technical failure in the helicopter.