Scottish leader says opinion polls show independence race tightening

Scotland`s First Minister Alex Salmond said on Monday that latest opinion polls showed the race for independence was tightening as he pledged that oil and gas policy in the North Sea would be more stable under an independent Scotland.

Thousands of Dutch take icy New Year`s dip

Tens of thousands of revellers across the Netherlands braved the chilly winter weather on Wednesday to take a traditional New Year`s plunge in the North Sea`s icy waters.

Seven people airlifted from fire-hit North Sea ferry

A fire has broken out on a ferry in the North Sea, causing seven people to be airlifted to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, British coastguard officials said.

Seven people airlifted from fire-hit North Sea ferry

A fire has broken out on a ferry in the North Sea, causing seven people to be airlifted to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, British coastguard officials said.

Norway: Cargo ship on fire in North Sea; 32 aboard

Norway`s rescue service says a cargo ship with 32 people aboard is on fire in the North Sea and an attempt to evacuate it has been called off because of stormy weather.

Storm-battered northern Europe slowly gets back to normal

Countries in northern Europe lashed by a storm that killed 16 people were on Tuesday still struggling with power outages and travel disruptions a day after the tempest.

Britain gears up for worst storm in years

Hurricane-force winds and heavy rains have been forecast for tomorrow as Britain braces for its worst storm since 1987.

British chopper crashes at sea

In April 2009, 16 people died after a Super Puma crashed off the coast of Aberdeen.

Tanker, container ship collide in North Sea

The collision resulted in briefly leaked jet fuel into the North Sea.