The function of an oil supply by Greenpeace protesters has been forsaken during an finish.
The environmental campaigners had initial boarded a Transocean supply within a Cromarty Firth on Sunday night.
The rig, underneath agreement to BP, had been as a outcome of go divided from tighten to Invergordon, streamer for a Vorlich oil theme easterly of Aberdeen.
Police mentioned 9 folks in finish had been arrested in anxiety to a demonstration.
The final dual males to be lost from a supply have been aged 40 and 50. They have been taken ashore by boat.
Earlier, a helicopter landed on a supply in an try and communicate a demonstrations to an finish.
Transocean had served an forbid on Greenpeace in an try and have protesters nonetheless occupying a supply eliminated.
Greenpeace progressing mentioned it accepted there have been skeleton to diminution a supply down into a sea to yield military easier entrance from a boat to a place a protesters have been camped.
Ch Supt George Macdonald, Highlands and Islands internal commander, mentioned: “The tangible inlet of this criticism on an oil height inside a sea environment done this a quite modernized and formidable operation.
“The confidence of all endangered was of peerless stress and we have now utilized highly-trained dilettante officers from via a whole thing of Police Scotland to cope with this incident.
“Police Scotland totally understand a rights and privileges of mild protests, nonetheless, there’s a steadiness when such actions are substantially forward and concede security. We even have an requirement to act a place steal is suspected or recognized.”
He combined that inquiries have been ongoing.
A BP orator mentioned: “BP is beholden for a support of Police Scotland, Transocean and all authorities who helped communicate this occurrence to a secure conclusion.
“It was a posh operation that compulsory dilettante imagination and sources to be mobilised from via a republic and was carried out in an consultant and deferential method.
“Police Scotland, a Maritime and Coastguard Company (MCA) and a Port of Cromarty Firth worked collectively, dedicating time and sources in response to a protestors’ actions. This response diverted critical time and sources divided from open providers, together with Police Scotland.”
He added: “BP helps dialogue, discuss and mild demonstration, however a insane actions of Greenpeace put themselves and others unnecessarily in danger.
“We share a protestors’ issues about internal continue change, we support a Paris allotment and are dedicated to holding partial in a half to allege a vitality transition.
“Nonetheless, swell to a diminution CO destiny will rest on entrance collectively, bargain one another’s views and traffic to find out options, not damaging PR stunts that intensify groups and emanate dangers to any life and property.”